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unjust

[uhn-juhst] /ʌnˈdʒʌst/
adjective
1.
not just; lacking in justice or fairness:
unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.
2.
Archaic. unfaithful or dishonest.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, just1
Related forms
unjustly, adverb
unjustness, noun
Synonyms
1. inequitable, partial, unfair, prejudiced, biased; undeserved, unmerited, unjustifiable.
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  • What's true is that all wars are unjust for somebody.
  • King believed that peaceful refusal to obey unjust law was the best way to bring about social change.
  • No one, surely, would be so unjust as to belittle this great performance by reference to earlier and longer flights over the land.
  • It is clear that the review was bad, but the key question is whether or not it was unjust.
  • Capitalism in its pure form was something that collapsed in the late nineteenth century because it was extremely unjust.
  • And that, in fact, was part of the point: to protest what they and their hosts consider unjust laws.
  • Not getting a job and putting the word ugly into being turned down on an interview is crude and unjust.
  • In fact, many merchant ship captains are crueler and more unjust than pirate captains.
  • Not to respond would be degrading to myself and unjust to them.
  • Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.
British Dictionary definitions for unjust

unjust

/ʌnˈdʒʌst/
adjective
1.
not in accordance with accepted standards of fairness or justice; unfair
Derived Forms
unjustly, adverb
unjustness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unjust
adj.

late 14c., of persons, from un- (1) "not" + just (adj.). Of actions, attested from c.1400.

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