- 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.
Origin of unrighteous
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Examples from the Web for unrighteousness
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional
If you consider it a privilege to pocket the wages of unrighteousness, do so.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
In many essential matters he held the truth,—but he held it in unrighteousness.Julian Home
Dean Frederic W. Farrar
“Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness,” &c.The Parables of Our Lord
"Make for unrighteousness" said the commission of 1900, six years later.The Battle with the Slum
Jacob A. Riis.
- sinful; wicked
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the unrighteous
- not fair or right; unjust