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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfair, unjustadjective

    not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

    "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"

  2. unjustadjective

    violating principles of justice

    "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation"

  3. inequitable, unjustadjective

    not equitable or fair

    "the inequitable division of wealth"; "inequitable taxation"


  1. unjustadjective

    Not fair, just or right.

    The solution was very unjust.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unjustadjective

    Iniquitous; contrary to equity; contrary to justice. It is used both of persons and things.

    Etymology: injuste, Fr. injustus, Lat

    I should forge
    Quarrels unjust against the good and loyal,
    Destroying them for wealth. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    The Piercies,
    Finding his usurpation most unjust,
    Endeavour’d my advancement to the throne. William Shakespeare.

    He that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much. Luke xvi.

    Succeeding kings just recovery of their right, from unjust usurpations and extortions, shall never be prejudiced by any act of mine. Charles I .

    Th’ unjust the just hath slain. John Milton.

    He who was so unjust as to do his brother an injury, will scarce be so just to condemn himself for it. John Locke.


  1. unjust

    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.


  1. unjust

    Unjust refers to something that is not characterized by fairness and justice; it is morally wrong or it breaks the fundamental principles of fairness or equity. It often implies actions, decisions, laws, etc. that violate rights or norms, result in unequal treatment, and lack impartiality or integrity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unjustadjective

    acting contrary to the standard of right; not animated or controlled by justice; false; dishonest; as, an unjust man or judge

  2. Unjustadjective

    contrary to justice and right; prompted by a spirit of injustice; wrongful; as, an unjust sentence; an unjust demand; an unjust accusation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unjust

    un-just′, adj. not just or controlled by justice: contrary to justice: dishonest, faithless.—adj. Unjus′tifīable, not justifiable.—n. Unjus′tifīableness.—advs. Unjus′tifīably; Unjust′ly.—n. Unjust′ness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unjust in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unjust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unjust in a Sentence

  1. Jeanne Shaheen:

    We are witnessing the strong resistance of the people of Ukraine against the unjust invasion of their country, a resistance that I know is well appreciated by the people of Iran, who have fought for their own freedom for years, the shared struggles between the peoples of Iran and Ukraine demonstrate the strong human desire for liberty against tyranny, dignity over oppression, and equality for all.

  2. Adolf Hitler.But King:

    It's unjust to simply put a politically correct bridle on someone and say,' You've got to do a background check on everybody that ever tweets something out before you can ever agree with a single sentence that they might put out,' and by the way I didn't even know it was his message. I thought it was a Breitbart message.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    Censorship and government: A good government always tells the truth. A good government is always honest. A good government censors out unjust material. A good government always does what's just. A good government is required to always give it's citizens an appropriate amount of freedom.

  4. Republican Party:

    This law is unjust and will create a black market in private party firearm sales, making it harder for law enforcement to do its job in investigating firearms-related crimes.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so

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