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unrighteous

[uhn-rahy-chuh s]
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adjective
  1. not righteous; not upright or virtuous; wicked; sinful; evil: an unrighteous king.
  2. 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
Related formsun·right·eous·ly, adverbun·right·eous·ness, noun
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Related Words for unrighteous

untoward, unjust, indecent, wrongful, wrong, unseemly, unethical, shameful, disgraceful, reprehensible, biased, partisan, inequitable, unfair, unjustified, one-sided, prejudiced, naughty, impish, devilish

British Dictionary definitions for unrighteous

unrighteous

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