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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 of unjust
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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  • You cruelly and unjustly disowned, disinherited, and even delegalized, and degraded your son before he was born!

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • It was on his tongue to say: "I stand here because you stand there unjustly quarreling with me," but he did not say it.

  • The night-watchman was a trusted employee, and my father did not wish to accuse him unjustly.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact Brander Matthews
  • Yet we unjustly select a particle, and say, 'O steel-filing number one!

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It seemed as if a man who had unjustly suffered so much, and been so cruelly suspected, should now be crowned in the sight of all.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
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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