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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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  • You cruelly and unjustly disowned, disinherited, and even delegalized, and degraded your son before he was born!

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • The law of the land may bear, in some instances, unjustly upon her.

    The Young Maiden A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • The night-watchman was a trusted employee, and my father did not wish to accuse him unjustly.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact Brander Matthews
  • Treat him unjustly, and you are fighting, not a man but a group.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • It seemed as if a man who had unjustly suffered so much, and been so cruelly suspected, should now be crowned in the sight of all.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for unjustly


not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
Derived Forms
unjustly, adverb
unjustness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unjustly



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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