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Not warranted, merited, or earned.‘an undeserved term of imprisonment’
gratuitous, unnecessary, needless, unneeded, inessentialView synonyms
- ‘There are miracles that happen every day, asked for and unasked for, deserved and undeserved.’
- ‘It is undeserved because they are doing a very good job.’
- ‘This is not to say their current rankings are undeserved or their upset wins were not legitimate.’
- ‘The city's politicians and business leaders say it proves their dour reputation is undeserved.’
- ‘She has insisted that her diva reputation is undeserved.’
- ‘Like many unprolific authors he has acquired an undeserved reputation for brevity.’
- ‘She does point out, however, that the perception that the team failed, and the criticism that followed, was undeserved.’
- ‘And sometimes you see other people having success and you feel cynical about that because it's undeserved.’
- ‘The state tourism secretary says the city's reputation for street crime is undeserved.’
- ‘The certificate of whisky-tasting we were all given was a little undeserved - no one in our party could finish the samples.’
- ‘It seems, though, the benefit of the doubt I afforded them was entirely undeserved.’
- ‘I think this attack was unprovoked and undeserved, vicious, and mired in hate.’
- ‘Having moved into the media, he gained an undeserved reputation for being laid back, when all he was actually displaying was a sense of perspective.’
- ‘I think they've got an undeserved reputation, and I think it's a shame to see what's happening with them.’
- ‘He has an unenviable reputation for getting injured, which he claims is undeserved.’
- ‘As it happened, I actually had met Scott once or twice, and I can't say the honor was undeserved.’
- ‘This airplane's bad reputation is entirely undeserved, but it helps keep the prices down.’
- ‘Jack dies and Will is left to feel that again the money is entirely useless, undeserved and with no real purpose.’
- ‘But the pop princess was at pains to point out her reputation for tantrums is undeserved.’
- ‘You could argue that such a destiny is unfair, unjust, undeserved, and maybe that's so, but such an argument is irrelevant.’
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