- 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.
- 2021 September 22, “Network News: Union threatens to escalate Class 360s dispute with EMR”, in RAIL, number 940, page 23:
- This strike action by the RMT is completely unwarranted and unjustified.