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Definitions for unrighteous
ʌnˈraɪ tʃəsun·righ·teous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unrighteousadjective

    not righteous

    "an unrighteous man"; "an unrighteous law"


  1. unrighteousadjective

    Not righteous

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unrighteousadjective

    Unjust; wicked; sinful; bad.

    Octavius here lept into his room,
    And it usurped by unrighteous doom;
    But he his title justify’d by might. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    Within a month!
    Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears,
    Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,
    She married. —— Oh most wicked speed! William Shakespeare.

    Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord. Isa. lv.


  1. unrighteous

    Unrighteous refers to something or someone that is not morally upright, just, or characterized by fairness and impartiality. It also implies behavior that is wicked, sinful, corrupt, or lacking in integrity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unrighteousadjective

    not righteous; evil; wicked; sinful; as, an unrighteous man

  2. Unrighteousadjective

    contrary to law and equity; unjust; as, an unrighteous decree or sentence

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unrighteous

    un-rī′tyus, adj. not righteous: wicked: unjust.—n. Unright′, injustice.—adv. Unrigh′teously.—n. Unrigh′teousness.—adj. Unright′ful.—adv. Unright′fully.—n. Unright′fulness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unrighteous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unrighteous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unrighteous in a Sentence

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    No punishment of the unrighteous has ever been too severe in the eyes of the righteous.

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