unrighteous

[ uhn-rahy-chuhs ]
/ ʌnˈraɪ tʃəs /

adjective

not righteous; not upright or virtuous; wicked; sinful; evil: an unrighteous king.
not in accordance with right or justice; unfair or unjust: an unrighteous law.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of unrighteous

before 900; Middle English unrightwyse,Old English unrihtwīs.See un-1, righteous

OTHER WORDS FROM unrighteous

un·right·eous·ly, adverbun·right·eous·ness, noun

Words nearby unrighteous

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British Dictionary definitions for unrighteous

unrighteous
/ (ʌnˈraɪtʃəs) /

adjective

  1. sinful; wicked
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the unrighteous
not fair or right; unjust

Derived forms of unrighteous

unrighteously, adverbunrighteousness, noun
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