HyperDic: unearned

English > 1 sense of the word unearned:
ADJECTIVEallunearnednot gained by merit or labor or service
unearned > pronunciation
Soundsahner'nd
Rhymesburned ... unturned: 14 rhymes with ernd...
English > unearned: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot gained by merit or labor or service.
Examples
  • "accepted the unearned rewards that came his ways as well as the unearned criticism"
  • "unearned income"
  • "an unearned run"
NarrowerhonoraryGiven as an honor without the normal duties
Oppositeearnedgained or acquired
Spanishinmerecido

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