undeservedly


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un·de·served

 (ŭn′dĭ-zûrvd′)
adj.
Not merited; unjustifiable or unfair.

un′de·serv′ed·ly (-zûr′vĭd-lē) adv.
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undeservedly

(ˌʌndɪˈzɜːvɪdlɪ)
adv
in a manner that is not earned or merited
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.undeservedly - in an unmerited manner; "the team chalked up another victory, the last one quite undeservedly, in my opinion"
deservedly - as deserved; "he chalked up two goals which deservedly gave Bolton their second victory of the season"
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Translations

undeservedly

[ˈʌndɪˈzɜːvɪdlɪ] ADVinmerecidamente
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undeservedly

advunverdient(ermaßen)
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undeservedly

[ˌʌndɪˈzɜːvɪdlɪ] adv (rewarded) → immeritatamente; (punished) → ingiustamente
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References in classic literature ?
Assuming that she did go down to see him, Princess Mary imagined the words he would say to her and what she would say to him, and these words sometimes seemed undeservedly cold and then to mean too much.
After all that you have suffered, so bitterly and so undeservedly, don't, pray don't, make me feel that another woman has behaved cruelly to you, and that I--so grieved to distress you--am that heartless creature!"
She was the innocent victim of a vile fraud when that man married her; she has suffered undeservedly since; and she has behaved nobly to you and to me.
While our politic landlord, who had not, we see, undeservedly the reputation of great wisdom among his neighbours, was engaged in debating this matter with himself (for he paid little attention to the opinion of his wife), news arrived that the rebels had given the duke the slip, and had got a day's march towards London; and soon after arrived a famous Jacobite squire, who, with great joy in his countenance, shook the landlord by the hand, saying, "All's our own, boy, ten thousand honest Frenchmen are landed in Suffolk.
Crawford should continue to know that it is paying me a very great compliment, and I feel most undeservedly honoured; but I am so perfectly convinced, and I have told him so, that it never will be in my power--"
The only poor comfort he had was that she snubbed Charlie Sloane, unmercifully, continually, and undeservedly.
For when I saw philosophy so undeservedly trampled under foot of men I could not help feeling a sort of indignation at the authors of her disgrace: and my anger made me too vehement.
And as he went downstairs now, he considered himself most undeservedly injured and unrecognised.
She even upbraids herself-- most undeservedly, poor thing!--for not having divined at the time what the true solution of the mystery might really be.
Therefore since hee permits Within himself unworthie Powers to reign Over free Reason, God in Judgement just Subjects him from without to violent Lords; Who oft as undeservedly enthrall His outward freedom: Tyrannie must be, Though to the Tyrant thereby no excuse.
Fans expressed anger with what they termed as a plot to rush the winger to the senior team and the forthcoming tournament to decorate his Kenyan International status hence have his value shoot up undeservedly.
Opportunism knocks undeservedly for an unprincipled twister who eventually backed May's bad Brexit deal - one he'd claimed would turn Britain into a "vassal state", surrendering Unionist chums in Northern Ireland's "semicolony" of Europe.