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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unjustlyadverb

    in an unjust manner

    "he was unjustly singled out for punishment"


  1. unjustlyadverb

    in an unjust manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unjustlyadjective

    In a manner contrary to right.

    If aught against my life
    Thy country sought of thee, it sought unjustly. John Milton.

    Whom, but for voting peace, the Greeks pursue,
    Accus’d unjustly, then unjustly slew. John Denham.

    Your choler does unjustly rise,
    To see your friends pursue your enemies. Dryden.

    Moderation the one side very justly disowns, and the other as unjustly pretends to. Jonathan Swift.


  1. unjustly

    Unjustly is an adverb that means in a manner that is unfair, inequitable, or characterized by injustice. It often refers to an act which shows disregard for what is morally right or due, or in violation of someone's rights.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unjustly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unjustly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of unjustly in a Sentence

  1. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    The United States, under President Obama, has not paid a ransom to secure the release of Americans unjustly detained in Iran and we're not going to pay a ransom.

  2. Jeremy Hunt:

    It is unlikely to be a magic wand that leads to an overnight result. But it demonstrates to the whole world that Nazanin is innocent and the UK will not stand by when one of its citizens is treated so unjustly.

  3. Pat Lynch:

    These officers are sacrificial lambs, unjustly suffering for a common practice and I don’t blame them for the way they feel.

  4. Alan Gross:

    It pains me to see them treated so unjustly as a consequence of two governments' mutually belligerent policies, five-and-a-half decades of history shows us that such belligerence inhibits better judgment. Two wrongs don't make a right.

  5. Ryan Pack:

    The truth about insults: If somebody unjustly insults you it means nothing, except that maybe they're assholes, or maybe even they're incompetent, but if somebody justly insults you, then it means something.

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