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unwarranted Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite incapable of being justified or explained
    unjustifiable; unwarrantable; indefensible; insupportable.
  2. adjective satellite without a basis in reason or fact
    baseless; groundless; idle; wild; unfounded.
    • baseless gossip
    • the allegations proved groundless
    • idle fears
    • unfounded suspicions
    • unwarranted jealousy
  3. adjective satellite lacking justification or authorization
    undue; unjustified.
    • desire for undue private profit
    • unwarranted limitations of personal freedom

Un*war"rant*ed adjective
  1. Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.

Webster 1913