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unwarranted

Line breaks: un|war¦rant¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwɒr(ə)ntɪd
 
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Definition of unwarranted in English:

adjective

Not justified or authorized: I am sure your fears are unwarranted
More example sentences
  • Again this is an unwarranted interference in the right of people to be fat, or thin, as they choose.
  • I reiterate to the House that this bill is unnecessary, unwarranted, and dangerous.
  • I'm not saying that Catwoman is perfect, but all the negative hype surrounding it is unwarranted.
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unwarrantedly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Article 9 of the election law stipulates that government officials shall not unwarrantedly influence elections or engage in acts that will influence election outcomes.
  • Some of the pieces illustrated were not Irish, and others were awarded unwarrantedly early dates, yet few if any outright fakes can be discerned from its pages.
  • Last month, a federal appeals court in California dramatically and unwarrantedly expanded the scope of the federal criminal law prohibiting "unauthorized access" to computers and electronic mail.

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