from The Century Dictionary.
- Not merited; not deserved; obtained without service or equivalent: as, unmerited promotion. Not deserved because of wrong-doing; cruel; unjust: as, unmerited sufferings or injuries; an unmerited disgrace.
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- adjective Not
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- adjective not merited
- adjective not merited or deserved
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As long as elites persist in unmerited deference to and flattery of the majority, containing the dangers of voter irrationality will be very hard.
My favorite from the Cato Unbound essay: As long as elites persist in unmerited deference to and flattery of the ...
The influence of the priesthood over the people was fostered by the remembrance of the events to which he had alluded; and the idea of unmerited and mutual suffering; and no doubt could be entertained, from their present feelings, that if the Roman Catholics were admitted to the enjoyment of political power, their first exertion would be to restore their religion to its original supremacy; and to recover the possessions and property of which they had been stripped by the reformation.
Government, Madison wrote, should discourage the unnecessary accumulation of great wealth - especially "unmerited" fortunes derived from public patronage.
The court ruled that the duke's use of the Savoy name had been "unmerited" and ordered him to bring his "harmful conduct" to an immediate end.
• flows from a love that come through the recognition that wonderful gifts are given to us "unmerited", leading to gratitude.
Often we have a negative association as to what constitutes "modern" or "contemporary" church architecture -- and often, this is not unmerited.
Although they may restrain all outward show, strong men, under unmerited misfortune, are sometimes very close to tears. just then the vision of his little California home, and of the wife and two yellow-haired boys, was strong upon him, and there was a strange, choking sensation in his throat, which made him afraid that if he attempted to speak he would sob instead.
The Lost Poacher 2010
I suspect without the head honcho people will be less apt to post to our well-qualified, but unmerited community.
This example of unmerited suffering is the greatest example for us to loose ourselves for the sake of our community in being renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated as we begin a New Year of unprecedented possibilities.
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.: It's Time To Lose Our Luggage Jr. Reverend William E. Flippin 2011