- 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 unjustness
This unjustness was Oswald's reward for his kind helpingness about moving the ladder.Oswald Bastable and Others
Yes, for his wit in providing for himself, but not for his unjustness.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)
Blaming him, her fountain of colour shot up, at a murmur of her unjustness and the poor man's hopes.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
It is the unjustness of civilization that it sets up uniform and artificial standards for all persons.In the Wilderness
Charles Dudley Warner
"All right," he said, his fighting blood more fully aroused than ever by the unjustness of the proceeding.The Cruise of the Dazzler
- not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
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Word Origin and History for unjustness
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