[ uhn-rahy-chuhs ]
/ ʌnˈraɪ tʃəs /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM unrighteousun·right·eous·ly, adverbun·right·eous·ness, noun
Words nearby unrighteous
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British Dictionary definitions for unrighteous
/ (ʌnˈraɪtʃəs) /
- sinful; wicked
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the unrighteous
not fair or right; unjust
Derived forms of unrighteousunrighteously, adverbunrighteousness, noun
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