unwarranted


unwarranted
I adjective arbitrary, baseless, excessive, fulsome, groundless, immoderate, improper, indefensible, inexcusable, inordinate, needless, objectionable, outrageous, overmuch, superabundant, superfluous, supernumerary, unauthorized, uncalled-for, unconscionable, undue, unentitled, unfair, unfounded, unjust, unjustifiable, unjustified, unlawful, unnecessary, unreasonable, unsanctioned, unwarrantable, wrongful II index baseless, disproportionate, exorbitant, extreme (exaggerated), ill-founded, illegal, illicit, inconsequential, inexcusable, irregular (improper), irrelevant, lawless, nonessential, outrageous, profuse, prohibitive (costly), sophistic, ultra vires, unauthorized, unconscionable, undue (excessive), unfounded, unjust, unlawful, unreasonable, unsound (fallacious)

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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 — 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


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