[ uhn-juhst-lee ]
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  1. in a way that is not deserved; unfairly:Even if the feedback you receive is unjustly harsh, it is still important that you respond in a friendly and professional way.

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How to use unjustly in a sentence

  • As in any other area of law, though, such a belief is not inconsistent with a belief that people may be unjustly accused.

  • The claim is that they “unjustly enriched” themselves while damaging the image of the U.S. Postal Service.

  • And now that you have made him suffer unjustly, and spoiled all life held for me, the judgment of God is upon you.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • He was unjustly accused of an attempt to impose upon the world a spurious volume of letters and papers in the name of Shakspeare.

  • Time passed on—days, weeks, and even months, came and went—but Mike did not "pay off" the boy who had so unjustly abused him.

    Mike Marble | Uncle Frank
  • Her prophets are senseless, men without faith: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have acted unjustly against the law.

  • Some of them seem to have been the friends and teachers of the far-famed, and I believe unjustly maligned, Robert Browne.

    East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie