unjust

[uhn-juhst]

adjective

not just; lacking in justice or fairness: unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.
Archaic. unfaithful or dishonest.

Nearby words

  1. university wits,
  2. univocal,
  3. unix,
  4. unjaundiced,
  5. unjoint,
  6. unjustifiable,
  7. unjustified,
  8. unjustly,
  9. unkelos,
  10. unkempt

Origin of unjust

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, just1

Related formsun·just·ly, adverbun·just·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unjustly

unjust

adjective

not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
Derived Formsunjustly, adverbunjustness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unjustly

unjust

adj.

late 14c., of persons, from un- (1) "not" + just (adj.). Of actions, attested from c.1400.

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