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Definitions for unearned
ʌnˈɜrndun·earned

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unearnedadjective

    not gained by merit or labor or service

    "accepted the unearned rewards that came his ways as well as the unearned criticism"; "unearned income"; "an unearned run"

Wiktionary

  1. unearnedadjective

    Not earned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unearnedadjective

    not earned; not gained by labor or service

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unearned

    un-ernd′, adj. not gained by labour.—Unearned increment (see Increment).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unearned in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unearned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unearned in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

  2. Matt Hennessy:

    I had many reasons to be very fearful of coming forward as a student and in the years after being a graduate student... but I realized that by letting go of that fear Im getting my life back. david Daniels -LSB- and Scott Walters -LSB- right -RSB- are innocent of any wrongdoing, Matt Hennessy told NPR in a statement. Samuel Schultz is not Samuel Schultz. Samuel Schultz never would have gotten this much attention from Samuel Schultz singing, and Samuel Schultz knows and resents that fact. Samuel Schultz waited eight years to complain about adult, consensual sex to ride the MeToo movement to unearned celebrity. We will fight this.

  3. Jose Narosky:

    We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.

  4. Tomi Lahren:

    Just as I’ve been predicting for the last couple of weeks, now that these Democrats got their man in office, they will begin to have these sudden and mystical reopening realizations, it’s almost like these stay-at-home wardens want their state’s economies to improve so as to give new President Biden and his administration a boost and some unearned credit.

  5. Andy McCarthy:

    As a matter of general policy, de-radicalization programs are unproven and their usefulness is doubtful, if the judge reduces the sentence that they would have otherwise imposed in a terrorism case by relying on the hope that de-radicalization will work, that just gives an unearned reward based on an unproven theory to a serious offender.

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