[ in-juhs-tis ]
See synonyms for: injusticeinjustices on

  1. the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.

  2. violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment.

  1. an unjust or unfair act; wrong.

Origin of injustice

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin injūstitia; equivalent to in-3 + justice

Other words for injustice

Other words from injustice

  • su·per·in·jus·tice, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use injustice in a sentence

  • As to repenting of my injustices, I've done no injustice and I repent of nothing.

    Emily Bront | A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  • Man does at least try to correct the injustices his God is said to have created.

    Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
  • His wholly sweet spirit could not be soured by the injustices and insolences that came into his life.

  • He was called to account for the sums he had spent as chancellor, and for various alleged injustices.

  • Driscoll raged at concrete mistakes and injustices in the scheme of things as presented to Richard Driscoll.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins

British Dictionary definitions for injustice


/ (ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs) /

  1. the condition or practice of being unjust or unfair

  2. an unjust act

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