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unrighteous

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adjective un·righ·teous \-ˈrī-chəs\

Definition of unrighteous

  1. 1 :  not righteous :  sinful, wicked

  2. 2 :  unjust, unmerited <intolerable and unrighteous interference in their lives — W. W. Wagar>

unrighteously

adverb

unrighteousness

noun


Examples of unrighteous in a sentence

  1. <an unrighteous act that cannot go unpunished by the congregation>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of unrighteous

before 12th century


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