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  • adv. In an unwarranted manner; without warrant; unjustifiably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unwarranted manner; without warrant; unjustifiably.


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unwarranted +‎ -ly


  • You could not have chosen your subject better, and all contributory factors have been unwarrantedly propitious.

    Chapter 43

  • Although I disagree with Baldovin's contention that it will do no good to try to retrieve certain elements of the tradition (even if they were unwarrantedly abandoned), I nonetheless recommend Reforming the Liturgy for the way it presents the substance of the various critiques launched against the postconciliar liturgy as a whole.

    Critiquing the critics

  • Nowak is more ponderous, and twice in the finale introduces very intrusive rubato that unwarrantedly slows everything down.

    Schumann on CD

  • Will's distortion/omission is all the worse for being calculated, and is especially egregious given that Will obviously has an unwarrantedly high opinion of himself and, especially, of his journalistic standards.

    George Will Distorts WaPo's Own Reporting To Smear Jim Webb

  • "The growing divergence of the figures paint a mixed picture and concluding that a slowing claimant count is good news for the U.K. economy would be an unwarrantedly optimistic comment to make," said Philip Shaw, an economist at Investec.

    U.K. Jobless Rate Rises; Claims Slow

  • A Bayesian will coherently update in light of new evidence, but then the proponent of Inference to the Best Explanation wants the Bayesian to unwarrantedly give extra probabilistic weight to the hypothesis that is the best explanation

    Beyond the Voice

  • Irving has for his own ideological reasons persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence; that for the same reasons he has portrayed Hitler in an unwarrantedly favourable light, principally in relation to his attitude towards and responsibility for the treatment of the Jews; that he is an active Holocaust denier; that he is anti-Semitic and racist, and that he associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism.

    Max Blumenthal: A Holocaust Denier Hits Manhattan (And Hearts Hitchens)

  • The erratic behavior of investors during and after bubbles — excessively exuberant on the upside, unwarrantedly pessimistic and fearful on the downside — continuously confounds economists.

    The Economics of Human Behavior

  • Friday I was going to the Evenings gig at the Exeter Hall - doubling as Mark's birthday I was very definitely bought into the idea, but then the last two hours of work turned unwarrantedly busy, I'd made plans to meet Richard at mine, and, um, after eating, actually we just went upstairs and stayed there.

    Missed some things, held on tight to others

  • Ironically, you never hear fund managers say that their gains have been unwarrantedly large due to the market's failure to reflect stocks' fundamental value...'

    It's Not a Black Swan; It's a Friggin' Zebra!


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