Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no justification; groundless: synonym: baseless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not warranted; not authorized; unjustifiable; as, an unwarranted interference.
  • Not guaranteed; not assured or certain.
  • Not guaranteed to be good, sound, or of a certain quality: as, an unwarranted horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not warranted; unjustified; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking justification or authorization
  • adjective incapable of being justified or explained
  • adjective without a basis in reason or fact

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Examples

  • Mr. Obama urged Congress Tuesday to immediately eliminate what he called "unwarranted" tax breaks for oil companies.

    Gas Price Surge Triggers Political Brawl

  • Lesotho's opposition party coalition on Tuesday night condemned what it called the unwarranted invasion of Lesotho by the South

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • SAUJ president Sam Sole said in a statement that judging from media rports, the AEC had advanced no pressing reasons for what he called unwarranted, unconstitutional interference in freedom of expression.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • CHAPTER Seventeen EMERSON was unreasonably annoyed with me for what he called my unwarranted interference.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • Niger Delta youths under the aegis of South-south Youths Leaders Forum have condemned what they called unwarranted attacks on political appointees from the region, saying that unless such attacks are stopped, they may start confronting such detractors.

    Thisday Online

  • German military officials have fumed at what they called unwarranted public criticism of their actions by U.S. and NATO officials, and were particularly irked at a decision by McChrystal's advisers to allow a Washington Post reporter to accompany him on a visit to Kunduz to investigate the bombing.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The FDF is also seeking clarity over what it terms unwarranted and poorly-implemented regulation, citing the example of the 'Southampton six' food colours.

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  • The FDF is also seeking clarity over what it terms unwarranted and poorly-implemented regulation, citing the example of the 'Southampton six' food colours.

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  • Second, the use of gold was necessary to constrain unwarranted increases in the quantity of money and bank credit.

    To Stabilize The Economy, Fix The U.S. Dollar

  • Second, the use of gold was necessary to constrain unwarranted increases in the quantity of money and bank credit.

    To Stabilize The Economy, Fix The U.S. Dollar

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