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.
- un·right·eous·ly, adverb
- un·right·eous·ness, noun
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How to use unrighteous in a sentence
And they rule, my good girl, over all men, and whatever they decree it's always unrighteous.The Storm | Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky
It is this terrible thirst, fraught with sin that leaneth unto unrighteous acts.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Yet who dreams of accusing the parental relation as therefore unrighteous and mischievous?A Defence of Virginia | Robert L. Dabney
It was through perjured testimony that He finally received unrighteous condemnation and was sent to His death.Jesus the Christ | James Edward Talmage
After a careful investigation of the official documents, Cobden became convinced that those were utterly unrighteous proceedings.
British Dictionary definitions for unrighteous
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the unrighteous
not fair or right; unjust
- unrighteously, adverb
- unrighteousness, noun
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