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UNMERITED

 Dictionary entry overview: What does unmerited mean? 

UNMERITED (adjective)
  The adjective UNMERITED has 2 senses:

1. not merited or deserved
2. not merited

  Familiarity information: UNMERITED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNMERITED (adjective)


Sense 1unmerited [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not merited or deserved

Context example:

received an unmerited honorary degree

Similar:

gratuitous (without cause)

undeserved (not deserved or earned)

Antonym:

merited (properly deserved)


Sense 2unmerited [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not merited

Context example:

unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject

Similar:

unworthy (lacking in value or merit)


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