American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not justifiable; inexcusable: unwarrantable criticism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not warrantable; not defensible; not justifiable; illegal; unjust; improper. South, Sermons.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not warrantable; indefensible; not vindicable; not justifiable; illegal; unjust; improper.
- adj. incapable of being justified or explained
“You demand an explanation of what you have termed my unwarrantable action in taking possession of your august person.”
“If you look at other mines that are the same size or bigger, they do not have the sheer number of 'unwarrantable' citations that this mine has.”
“The inconveniences under which that trade now labored were manifest, but he could not think, with the petitioners, that these inconveniences arose from "the nature of the duties" so much as "through the medium of the dissatisfaction of the Americans, and those combinations and associations of which we have heard" -- associations and combinations which had been called, in an address to the House, "unwarrantable," but which he for his part would go so far as to call illegal.”
“We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.”
“Barely a third of the way into the year, they already had 400-and-some violations, numerous or unwarrantable failures that you knew you had a violation and you didn't fix it, or that you should have known about this violation because it was open and obvious and you didn't fix it.”
“BERKES: Freedom now has more than 50 unwarrantable failures this year, according to federal records.”
“The agency deemed the infraction "significant and substantial" and "an unwarrantable failure to comply with a mandatory standard.”
“Before the explosion, Upper Big Branch had received more "unwarrantable failure" orders -- for safety violations that constitute more than just ordinary negligence -- than any other mine in the country, Main said.”
“Inspectors cited the operators more than 100 times in the first quarter of 2010, including six times for "unwarrantable failure" to correct violations.”
“When a lone delegate rose to object to such an “unwarrantable and dishonorable presumption on the ability & disposition of France,” he was promptly talked down.”
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