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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unwarranted mean? 

UNWARRANTED (adjective)
  The adjective UNWARRANTED has 3 senses:

1. incapable of being justified or explained
2. without a basis in reason or fact
3. lacking justification or authorization

  Familiarity information: UNWARRANTED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

UNWARRANTED (adjective)

Sense 1unwarranted [BACK TO TOP]


Incapable of being justified or explained


insupportable; unjustifiable; unwarrantable; unwarranted; indefensible


inexcusable (without excuse or justification)

Sense 2unwarranted [BACK TO TOP]


Without a basis in reason or fact


baseless; groundless; unfounded; idle; unwarranted; wild

Context examples:

baseless gossip / the allegations proved groundless / idle fears / unfounded suspicions / unwarranted jealousy


unsupported (not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid)

Sense 3unwarranted [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking justification or authorization


unjustified; unwarranted; undue

Context examples:

unreasonable searches and seizures / desire for undue private profit / unwarranted limitations of personal freedom


unreasonable (not reasonable; not showing good judgment)

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