unjust

[uhn-juhst]

adjective

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

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 unjustness

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 unjustness

unjust

adj.

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

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