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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motiveless, unprovoked, wantonadjective

    occurring without motivation or provocation

    "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt

    promiscuous, loose, sluttish, motiveless, light, easy, wanton


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  1. List of paraphrases for "unprovoked":

    unjustified, unwarranted, gratuitous, groundless

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  1. Miosotis Familia:

    She was doing her duty … unjustly targeted and murdered in a cowardly, unprovoked attack, this murder in cold blood is a tragedy. And sadly it is the latest in a troubling series of attacks on police officers over the past two years. These attacks must stop and we must honor the service of every law enforcement officer and the memory of those we have lost in the line of duty.

  2. Sheriff Ron Hickman:

    This was an unprovoked attack, deputy Goforth left behind a wife and two children. Please continue to pray during this difficult time.

  3. Joseph Guastella:

    This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset that had not violated Iranian airspace at any time during its mission, this attack is an attempt to disrupt our ability to monitor the area following recent threats to international shipping and free flow of commerce.

  4. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman:

    He was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing, i have been in law enforcement for 45 years, I have never seen anything this cold-blooded.

  5. Lloyd Austin:

    This unlawful and unprovoked aggression by Putin has the effect of changing the security architecture in the region for some time to come, we do expect that it will change our footprint. In terms of how much it changes the Defense Lloyd Austin contribution, that's left to be seen.

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