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[uhn-juhst] /ʌnˈdʒʌst/
not just; lacking in justice or fairness:
unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.
Archaic. unfaithful or dishonest.
Origin of unjust
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at un-1, just1
Related forms
unjustly, adverb
unjustness, noun
1. inequitable, partial, unfair, prejudiced, biased; undeserved, unmerited, unjustifiable. Unabridged
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  • Besides, it is very possible that you are unjust to Hipparete.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The question which you have to consider is whether this war is just or unjust.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • The thing would be raging madness—as unjust to Hester as to himself!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

  • "Then, you are cruel to lay it over me; you are cruel and unjust," declared the boy.

British Dictionary definitions for unjust


not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
Derived Forms
unjustly, adverb
unjustness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unjust

late 14c., of persons, from un- (1) "not" + just (adj.). Of actions, attested from c.1400.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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