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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undeservedadjective

    not deserved or earned

    "has an undeserved reputation as a coward"


  1. undeservedadjective

    not deserved, earned or merited; unjustifiable or unfair

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Undeservedadjective

    This victory, obtained with great, and truely not undeserved, honour to the two princes, the whole estates, with one consent, gave the crown to Musidorus. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    The same virtue which gave him a disregard of fame, made him impatient of an undeserved reproach. Addison.


  1. undeserved

    Undeserved refers to something not rightfully earned, gained, merited or warranted. It is often used to describe a reward, punishment, acclaim or criticism that is considered unfair or unwarranted.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undeserved in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undeserved in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of undeserved in a Sentence

  1. William Hazlitt:

    Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.

  2. Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1:

    It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end.”

  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.

  4. Proverb:

    Undeserved praise is mockery disguised.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.

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