Definition of unwarranted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌnˈwɒrəntɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈwɔːrəntɪd//
, NAmE//ʌnˈwɑːrəntɪd//
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not reasonable or necessary; not appropriate synonym unjustified Much of the criticism was totally unwarranted. They condemned the new law as an unwarranted intrusion into people’s private lives.Extra examples a wholly unwarranted smear campaign The new law constitutes an unwarranted intrusion into people’s privacy. They could not be convinced that their fears were unwarranted. This is a case of unwarranted interference in the internal affairs of another country.
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