Definition of unearned in English:


Line breaks: un|earned
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈəːnd


  • 1Not earned or deserved: unearned privileges
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    • Having said all that, there's really no way of interpreting the Prince's memo as anything other than an off-guard defense of old-fashioned deference, unearned privilege and patronage.
    • They'll never get that ballast of unearned privilege into space.
    • I began to count the ways in which I enjoy unearned skin privilege and have been conditioned into oblivion about it existence.
  • 1.1 Baseball (Of a run) resulting from an error by the fielding side.
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    • The defense committed too many errors that led to unearned runs.
    • He allowed just one hit and one unearned run in five innings while striking out eight batters.
    • The Longhorns made five errors that led to four unearned runs in two losses.

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