from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no justification; groundless: unwarranted interference. See Synonyms at baseless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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