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- Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable.
- Unjustified, inappropriate or undeserved.
- 1966, James Workman, The Mad Emperor, Melbourne, Sydney: Scripts, page 62:
- The attack was so unwarranted and delivered with such venom that his unpreparedness for it left him speechless.
- 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes, page 312:
- The dictionaries themselves cover this additional lexis in what can best be described as a piecemeal fashion, with an obvious but unwarranted bias towards colonial era lexis.