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unjust

[uhn-juhst] /ʌnˈdʒʌst/
adjective
1.
not just; lacking in justice or fairness:
unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.
2.
Archaic. unfaithful or dishonest.
Origin of unjust
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at un-1, just1
Related forms
unjustly, adverb
unjustness, noun
Synonyms
1. inequitable, partial, unfair, prejudiced, biased; undeserved, unmerited, unjustifiable.
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  • His own public had unjustly neglected him, posterity consigned his operas to oblivion.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • It was on his tongue to say: "I stand here because you stand there unjustly quarreling with me," but he did not say it.

  • On this point they have been unjustly and injuriously slandered.

  • Does he mean to say that I have ever punished him unjustly?'

  • But the cry is all a lie; for no statesman ever could be unjustly put to death by the city of which he is the head.

    Gorgias Plato
British Dictionary definitions for unjustly

unjust

/ʌnˈdʒʌst/
adjective
1.
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 unjustly

unjust

adj.

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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