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UNWARRANTED

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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]

Meaning:

Incapable of being justified or explained

Synonyms:

insupportable; unjustifiable; unwarrantable; unwarranted; indefensible

Similar:

inexcusable (without excuse or justification)


Sense 2unwarranted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without a basis in reason or fact

Synonyms:

baseless; groundless; unfounded; idle; unwarranted; wild

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unsupported (not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid)


Sense 3unwarranted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking justification or authorization

Synonyms:

unjustified; unwarranted; undue

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unreasonable (not reasonable; not showing good judgment)


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