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unrighteous

[ uhn-rahy-chuhs ]
/ ʌnˈraɪ tʃəs /
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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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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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How to use unrighteous in a sentence

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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