- not just; lacking in justice or fairness: unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.
- Archaic. unfaithful or dishonest.
Origin of unjust
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1. inequitable, partial, unfair, prejudiced, biased; undeserved, unmerited, unjustifiable.
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Examples from the Web for unjustly
That is why I visited my relatives in Iran in 2011, when I was unjustly arrested and charged with espionage.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
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He maintains a list of people with ID whom he believes were unjustly convicted after false confessions.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
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As in any other area of law, though, such a belief is not inconsistent with a belief that people may be unjustly accused.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?
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The claim is that they “unjustly enriched” themselves while damaging the image of the U.S. Postal Service.Are Athletes Using Your Tax Dollars to Juice?
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This was not always so: his first novel, The Big U was unjustly overlooked when it appeared.Must-Read College Novels: From “Lucky Jim” to “Pnin”
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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.In the Midst of Alarms
On this point they have been unjustly and injuriously slandered.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Does he mean to say that I have ever punished him unjustly?'The Pirate and The Three Cutters
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
- not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
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Word Origin and History for unjustly
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