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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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  • If you treat people unjustly, it will come back at you.
  • They behaved well and were obviously unjustly arrested.
  • And no one's reputation has unduly or unjustly suffered.
  • In particular, a whistleblower who can prove that he was unjustly sacked will be reinstated and awarded damages.
  • Shortly before she died, she spoke up for an exiled academic she thought was unjustly accused of taking part in the genocide.
  • Listen to the businessmen who have been unjustly and selectively imprisoned or exiled and robbed by your ministers.
  • She had such a desire to help her country that she was treated cruelly and unjustly by her own corrupted government.
  • Communism is appealing to all people who are unjustly persecuted in the name of the state.
  • Of course, they must not act unjustly or in violation of anyone's moral rights.
  • History and their descendants may judge that they acted unjustly when they thought they were right.
British Dictionary definitions for unjustly

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 unjustly

unjust

adj.

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

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