unmerited

[ʌnmˈɛɹɪtɪd], [ʌnmˈɛɹɪtɪd], [ʌ_n_m_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_t_ɪ_d]

Antonyms for unmerited:

deserved, just, fair, merited, worthy, condign, competent, justified, right, warranted, rightful, due.


Definitions of unmerited:

  1.   not merited or deserved; " received an unmerited honorary degree" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   Not deserved; unjust. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Not deserving; unjust. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   not merited; " unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject" – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Quotes for unmerited:

  1. Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise. – Rutherford B. Hayes
  2. An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof. – Walter Savage Landor
  3. What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited the grief is resistless. – Ovid

Usage examples for unmerited:

  1. She had almost cast a reflection upon her friend, which would have been as unkind as it was unmerited – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  2. Several English gentlemen there, being sensible of my adverse fortune, and touched with human sympathy, generously offered a friendly supply for my wants, which I refused, with many thanks for their kindness- adding, that I never expected it would be in my power to recompense such unmerited generosity. ” – The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman by Uncle Philip
  3. There may well be some few over whom Fate exerts a more tyrannous power, by virtue of instinct, heredity and other laws more relentless still, more profound and obscure; but even when we writhe beneath unmerited crushing misfortune; even when fortune compels us to do the thing we should never have done, had our hands been free; even then, when the deed has been done, the misfortune has happened, it still rests with ourselves to deny her the least influence on that which shall come to pass in our soul. ” – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  4. “ " I do not want a sympathy which is unmerited she said gravely. ” – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. It is, and it has been, a great sorrow to me to see such a one as you subjected to so unmerited an ignominy; but a man educated in the laws of his country, as you have been, and understanding its constitution fundamentally, as you do, will probably have acknowledged that, great as has been the misfortune to you personally, nothing more than a proper attempt has been made to execute justice. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  6. Therefore, instead of being forced to choose the least of two evils, I would rather reject both evils, and choose a good thing, that of being protected in my own dear home from unmerited unreasonable abuse- a restitution of my rights, instead of a continuance of this robbery, sanctioned by a divorce. ” – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  7. The petition ran thus: 'The brothers, mother, and relations of Joan, anxious that her memory and their own should be cleansed from this unmerited disgrace, demand that the sentence of condemnation that was given at Rouen shall be annulled. ” – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower
  8. “ To achieve unmerited honor is the special gift of thousands, but to deserve and win befalls some few in every century, and one of these few was Zebedee. ” – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  9. She had always fancied Mrs. Blythe before, but now she met her with that indescribable tone suggestive of unmerited yet meekly, womanfully borne injury, which is so superior to either explanation or resentment. ” – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  10. “ " My strength, my helper, friend, sister, lover, unmerited mate-" " Yes, but won't you leave off a minute? ” – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  11. Unmerited goods and honors are only material advantages; reward is essentially moral, and its value is independent of its form. ” – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  12. Men and women are not always refined or ennobled by unmerited suffering. ” – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  13. Sir Marmaduke's callousness in the face of his peril and unmerited disgrace, had struck Lambert with an overwhelming feeling of disappointment and loneliness. ” – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  14. It is a solemn and absorbing thing to hear so many kind and unmerited words as I have heard and read this last week. ” – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  15. “ For, in his softer moments, Tom had told every thing to Faddle, and Faddle had declared that he would be true to the death to a friend suffering such unmerited misfortune. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  16. The first part of Kingo's new book appeared in 1689. It met with a storm of disapproval that was not altogether unmerited – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  17. “ I should think this accusation, in a great degree, certainly unmerited for France, at this moment, has a large and, so far as I can judge, a well- appointed army, and one that is charged by the liberal party with being a heavy expense to the nation, and that, too, chiefly with the intention of keeping the people in subjection to tyranny. ” – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  18. The abolition of seigneurial courts, of the purchase and sale of posts in the magistracy, of pecuniary immunities, of favouritism in taxation, of surplice money, first- fruits, pluralities, and unmerited pensions, were successively proposed and carried. ” – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  19. “ I resemble my neighbors in liking to have credit for what I have done, but I know nothing more hateful than unmerited praise. ” – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  20. They took Kimon's armour, and set it up in their ranks; and then, fighting in one body round it with desperate courage, they all fell, one hundred in number, causing great grief to the Athenians for their loss, and for the unmerited accusation which had been brought against them. ” – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long

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