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justice

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of justice

  1. 1 the practice of giving to others what is their due or an instance of this <the victim's family felt that justice had been done in the case> Synonyms equity, fair shake, right Related Words equitability, equitableness, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality; goodness, righteousness, virtue; honor, integrity, uprightness Near Antonyms bias, one-sidedness, partiality, prejudice; unfairness, unjustness, wrongfulness; corruption, impropiety; crime, offense (or offence), wrongdoing; disservice, harm Antonyms inequity, injustice, raw deal, wrong

  2. 2 a public official having authority to decide questions of law <a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court> Synonyms adjudicator, beak [chiefly British], bench, court, jurist, judge, magistrateRelated Words chief justice, circuit judge, justice of the peace, squire; auditor, master; jurisconsult, jurisprudent

  3. 3 lack of favoritism toward one side or another <with scrupulous justice, the marriage counselor noted that both parties had much to atone for> Synonyms disinterest, disinterestedness, equity, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality, detachment, neutralism, neutrality, nonpartisanship, objectiveness, objectivityRelated Words apathy, indifference, unconcern; broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, tolerance; fence-sitting, straddlingNear Antonyms chauvinism, nepotism; subjectiveness, subjectivity; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgmentAntonyms bias, favor, favoritism, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice





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