Words nearby unwarranted
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What does unwarranted mean?
Unwarranted describes something that is not justified or not authorized, as in The government reading citizens’ emails is an unwarranted invasion of privacy.
Unwarranted is also used to mean that something exists without reason, as in His fear of being attacked by an army of killer mosquitos was unwarranted.
Unwarranted is another word for unwarrantable, which means something is inexcusable or unreasonable.
Example: Crystal tried to relieve her son’s unwarranted stress about alien invasions caused by the scary movie.
Where does unwarranted come from?
The first records of unwarranted come from around 1577. It combines the prefix un-, meaning “not,” with the word warrant, meaning “to authorize” or “to give good reason for.” If something is unwarranted, it is “not warranted.” It lacks authority or a good reason.
Unwarranted is often used to describe something that is considered illogical or based on poor reasoning.
It’s also used to label something as being illegal or unjustifiable that a person has no power or excusable reason to do. Someone might defend a seemingly extreme or bizarre decision or action as being “not unwarranted,” as in I assure you that my fears of a humongous earthquake are not unwarranted.
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How is unwarranted used in real life?
Unwarranted is often used to describe something of being inexcusable or lacking a legal justification. It is also used more generally to mean something lacks a logical explanation or reason behind it.
Am l the only one who is waiting patiently for a profuse and eloquent apology from our government on the unwarranted attack on the Catholic Bishops.
I am an optimist to a fault. I have faith in the goodness in all of us even in our brokenness. #ZimbabaweanLivesMatter
— Trevor Ncube (@TrevorNcube) August 17, 2020
The Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the @BostonGlobe arguing that electronic indexes of birth and marriage records are public records and that disclosure would not be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. (CC: @FiveFreedoms)
— Bob McGovern (@BobMcGovernJr) October 28, 2018
Perhaps the unwarranted fear that I'll never speak again after losing my voice has led me to be more aggressive than usual today.
— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) July 26, 2016
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How to use unwarranted in a sentence
That an organization typically of keen optimism, which has made it a mission to consistently highlight how the world has improved in the past few decades, admits the challenge in such dramatic terms is quite telling, although hardly unwarranted.Covid-19 has undone 25 years of global health progress in 25 weeks|Annalisa Merelli|September 15, 2020|Quartz
Looking at it can really cause you some serious stress and it is unwarranted.A Google Search bug wreaked havoc on the search results Monday night|Barry Schwartz|August 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
Americans have a right to fear over-zealous and unwarranted surveillance by the NSA.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The inference that the child was treated as an equal in the community is unwarranted.Living With Disability in the Dark Ages|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was partly the wish for a right to privacy from unwarranted government intrusion that set in motion the American Revolution.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution|Jay Parini|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A superior strategy might be to pay them very well for helping us reduce unwarranted health spending elsewhere.Why Primary-Care Physicians Need a Minimum Wage|Daniela Drake|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she argues that the sabotage charge is unwarranted—a gratuitous retaliation for making the Obama administration look bad.The Nuclear Nun Goes to Jail|Lizzie Crocker|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, Williston says, is an arbitrary refusal of the court to enforce the contract that the parties made and seems unwarranted.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Giffords emendation to lived for the sake of grammatical regularity, which is followed by all later editors, is unwarranted.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
That this interpretation is not unwarranted is shown by the explanation given by one of the signatories of the Majority Report.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
The nub of the whole matter is: The claims made for Sanatogen are unwarranted, misleading and fraudulent.
He felt an unwarranted and ill-timedly humorous inclination to add, "and I'll probably miss you," but subdued it.Gallegher and Other Stories|Richard Harding Davis