undeserved

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From un- +‎ deserved.

AdjectiveEdit

undeserved (comparative more undeserved, superlative most undeserved)

  1. Not deserved, earned or merited; unjustifiable or unfair.
    • 1963, C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins, 2nd Revised edition, page 24:
      And wordy attacks against slavery drew sneers from observers which were not altogether undeserved. The authors were compared to doctors who offered to a patient nothing more than invectives against the disease which consumed him.
    Antonym: deserved

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