But she argues that the sabotage charge is unwarranted—a gratuitous retaliation for making the Obama administration look bad.
The inference that the child was treated as an equal in the community is unwarranted.
Thompson saw it as an unwarranted intrusion on his attorney-client privilege, and he never complied.
The paranoia about mold being left behind by the floods is unwarranted.
Some couples who have been early to marry and early to divorce may “internalize an unwarranted sense of guilt or shame.”
Yet all I could do was to rail against the unfairness of the unwarranted punishment.
The result is a harsh and awkward style, unwarranted by any necessity.
They boldly assert an unwarranted premise, and then proceed to argue logically from it.
But the animosity towards the Jews must not appear too sudden and unwarranted.
He knew that the fear was unwarranted and yet the excitement had taken on the proportions of a public uprising.
early 13c., "protector, defender," from Old North French warant (Old French garant), from Frankish *warand (cf. Old High German weren "to authorize, warrant," German gewähren "to grant"), from Proto-Germanic *war- "to warn, guard, protect," perhaps from PIE root *wer- "to cover" (cf. Latin vereri "to observe with awe, revere, respect, fear;" Greek ouros "watchman," horan "to see;" Hittite werite- "to see;" see weir).
Sense evolved via notion of "permission from a superior which protects one from blame or responsibility" (c.1300) to "document conveying authority" (1510s). A warrant officer in the military is one who holds office by warrant, rather than by commission.
late 13c., "to keep safe from danger," from Old North French warantir (Old French garantir), from warant (see warrant (n.)).
Meaning "to guarantee to be of quality" is attested from late 14c.; sense of "to guarantee as true" is recorded from c.1300. Related: Warranted; warranting.