- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. unjust, wrong, groundless; see unfair 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.uncalled-for, unjustified, inexcusable, indefensible, groundless, baseless, gratuitous.ANT.: warranted, justifiableIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Having no basis or foundation in fact: baseless, bottomless, groundless, idle, unfounded. See TRUE.
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Unwarranted — Un*war rant*ed, a. Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unwarranted — I adjective arbitrary, baseless, excessive, fulsome, groundless, immoderate, improper, indefensible, inexcusable, inordinate, needless, objectionable, outrageous, overmuch, superabundant, superfluous, supernumerary, unauthorized, uncalled for,… … Law dictionary
unwarranted — 1570s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of WARRANT (Cf. warrant) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
unwarranted — *baseless, groundless, unfounded Analogous words: unauthorized, unaccredited (see corresponding affirmative verbs at AUTHORIZE): unapproved, unsanctioned (see corresponding affirmative verbs at APPROVE) Antonyms: warranted … New Dictionary of Synonyms
unwarranted — [adj] not reasonable or right baseless, bottomless, foundationless, gratuitous, groundless, indefensible, inexcusable, uncalledfor, unconscionable, undue, unfair, unfounded, ungrounded, unjust, unjustifiable, unjustified, unprovoked, unreasonable … New thesaurus
unwarranted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not warranted … English terms dictionary
unwarranted — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
unwarranted — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ The delay did seem unwarranted. ADVERB ▪ completely, quite (esp. BrE), totally, wholly … Collocations dictionary
unwarranted — [[t]ʌ̱nwɒ̱rəntɪd, AM wɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ (disapproval) If you describe something as unwarranted, you are critical of it because there is no need or reason for it. [FORMAL] Any attempt to discuss the issue of human rights was rejected as an… … English dictionary
unwarranted — adj. unwarranted by * * * [ʌn wɒrəntɪd] unwarranted by … Combinatory dictionary
unwarranted — adjective 1) the criticism is unwarranted Syn: unjustified, uncalled for, unnecessary, unreasonable, unjust, groundless, excessive, gratuitous, immoderate, disproportionate, undue, unconscionable, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable,… … Thesaurus of popular words