verb (used with object), jus·ti·fied, jus·ti·fy·ing.
- to make (a line of type) a desired length by spacing the words and letters, especially so that full lines in a column have even margins both on the left and on the right.
- to level and square (a strike).
verb (used without object), jus·ti·fied, jus·ti·fy·ing.
- to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something done.
- to qualify as bail or surety.
Origin of justify
Examples from the Web for unjustified
But the hallmark of these betrayals is that they are impulsive and unjustified.
“I will not participate in this useless and unjustified polemic,” said Valls.Is Iraqi Family Fight Behind Mysterious Murders in French Alps?|Tracy McNicoll|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In Sherrod's case, as Breitbart later conceded, it was also unjustified.
The Wall Street Journal says that President Obama considers the move “unjustified” and will push that message this week.
Cameron stood in the House of Commons and said that the events of the day were “unjustified and unjustifiable.”
Unjustified refusal to perform the marital duty for at least one year.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
Dolly Haight's terrible story, his unjustified fate, and the hopeless tragedy of it, came back to him.Vandover and the Brute|Frank Norris
And he cites an unjustified attack on Stephen Phillips as a case in point.The Life of Francis Thompson|Everard Meynell
The situation largely arises from an unjustified lack of confidence.State of the Union Addresses of Herbert Hoover|Herbert Hoover
He felt it unjustified, inconsistent and a reproach was on his lips.Making Money|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for unjustified (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unjustified (2 of 2)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
- to show good reason in court for (some action taken)
- to show adequate grounds for doing (that with which a person is charged)to justify a libel
- Protestant theol to account or declare righteous by the imputation of Christ's merits to the sinner
- RC theol to change from sinfulness to righteousness by the transforming effects of grace