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unjust

[ uhn-juhst ]
/ ʌnˈdʒʌst /
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adjective

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

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Origin of unjust

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, just1
SYNONYMS FOR unjust
Related formsun·just·ly, adverbun·just·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unjustly

unjust

/ (ʌnˈdʒʌst) /

adjective

not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
Derived Formsunjustly, adverbunjustness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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