What does unearned mean?

Definitions for unearnedʌnˈɜrnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unearned(adj)

    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"


  1. unearned(Adjective)

    Not earned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unearned(adj)

    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).


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jose Narosky:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Rick DePiro:

    It's better to be a janitor in heaven Than to sit on a throne in hell It's better to sweep the streets of gold Than to have illegitimate unearned wealth. We live today in a world of much irrational entitlement and participation trophies. Earn your place, fight for your rights, stand with honor and for God's sake, keep quiet unless you actually know what you're talking about!

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