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injustice, unfairness, iniquity, shabbinessnoun
an unjust act
the practice of being unjust or unfair
absence of justice
violation of the rights of another person
unfairness; the state of not being fair or just
Etymology: From injustice; surface analysis is.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: injustice, French; injustitia, Lat.
Cunning men can be guilty of a thousand injustices without being discovered, or at least without being punished. Jonathan Swift.
Injustice is a quality relating to unfairness or undeserved outcomes. The term may be applied in reference to a particular event or situation, or to a larger status quo. In Western philosophy and jurisprudence, injustice is very commonly—but not always—defined as either the absence or the opposite of justice.The sense of injustice is a universal human feature, though the exact circumstances considered unjust can vary from culture to culture. While even acts of nature can sometimes arouse the sense of injustice, the sense is usually felt in relation to human action such as misuse, abuse, neglect, or malfeasance that is uncorrected or else sanctioned by a legal system or fellow human beings. The sense of injustice can be a powerless motivational condition, causing people to take action not just to defend themselves but also others who they perceive to be unfairly treated. Injustice within legal or societal standards are sometimes referred to as a two-tiered system.
want of justice and equity; violation of the rights of another or others; iniquity; wrong; unfairness; imposition
an unjust act or deed; a sin; a crime; a wrong
Etymology: [F. injustice, L. injustitia. See In- not, and Justice, and cf. Unjust.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-jus′tis, n. violation or withholding of another's rights or dues: wrong: iniquity.
The numerical value of injustice in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of injustice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of injustice in a Sentence
Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals nay it is treachery to comrades.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.
While Democrats seized on Mr. Floyd’s death last May to highlight racism in policing and other forms of social injustice, Republicans responded to a summer of protests by proposing a raft of punitive new measures governing the right to lawfully assemble, some, like [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis, are labeling them ‘anti-riot’ bills, conflating the right to peaceful protest with the rioting and looting that sometimes resulted from such protests.
When the dancing stops, the problems remain. Each day we dance — or work, or study, or shop — as if this country does not have systemic injustice, as if some groups are not hurt in the everyday flow of society. Every now and again, a racial incident or an expression of art makes us pause and reflect, but we soon return to dancing, return to the avoidance that we crave.
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- Ungerechtigkeit, UnrechtGerman
- vääryys, epäoikeudenmukaisuusFinnish
- eucoirScottish Gaelic
- אי צדקHebrew
- 不正, 不公平Japanese
- кривда, bezákonje, nèprāvda, неправда, krȋvda, bèsprāvljeSerbo-Croatian
- orättvisa, oförrättSwedish
- labag sa katarunganTagalog
- adaletsizlik, haksızlıkTurkish
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