Definition of unwarranted in English:



  • Not justified or authorized.

    ‘I am sure your fears are unwarranted’
    • ‘I'm not saying that Catwoman is perfect, but all the negative hype surrounding it is unwarranted.’
    • ‘Sophie has a particular contempt for parental angst, for signs of unwarranted doubt or despair among the allegedly mature.’
    • ‘Again this is an unwarranted interference in the right of people to be fat, or thin, as they choose.’
    • ‘Not only are the claims made for rave exaggerated and in many cases unwarranted, but they rest on a misunderstanding of history.’
    • ‘The rule protects against the unwarranted harassment of the accused by multiple prosecutions.’
    • ‘Some boards of management have been found by the office of the Auditor General to have made unwarranted payments to principals.’
    • ‘The unwarranted use of walkouts and boycotts has blunted their efficacy.’
    • ‘It was stated that referees were coming under increasing, unwarranted pressure in recent years.’
    • ‘Once their case is in federal court, they can argue that the subpoenas were unwarranted.’
    • ‘Closing lottery outlets is unfair to the players, unfair to the shopkeepers and financially unwarranted.’
    • ‘Any such individual action would be irresponsible and unwarranted and would serve no useful purpose.’
    • ‘It's an unwarranted intrusion into the private lives of people.’
    • ‘Both sending off's were unwarranted and from the first early bath the Galway man branded his cards all too easy.’
    • ‘For a fortnight after the attacks, it left her too scared to leave her home for fear of unwarranted retribution.’
    • ‘Fortunately the herd escaped unscathed after this unwarranted intrusion.’
    • ‘I reiterate to the House that this bill is unnecessary, unwarranted, and dangerous.’
    • ‘The Consumers Association of Ireland claimed the increases were unwarranted.’
    • ‘Apparently my skepticism about the plausibility of hot tub theft was unwarranted.’
    • ‘Perhaps this serves as another example of an overestimated threat leading to unwarranted action.’
    • ‘The various authorities involved were most thorough, and I consider this attack on them to be quite unwarranted.’
    unjustified, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable, uncalled for, gratuitous, unnecessary, undue, unreasonable, unjust, groundless, inappropriate, unsuitable, unseemly, unbecoming, improper, ill-advised, excessive, immoderate, disproportionate, inordinate
    unauthorized, unsanctioned, unapproved, uncertified, unaccredited, unlicensed
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