unjust

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adjective un·just \ˌən-ˈjəst\

Definition of unjust

  1. 1 :  characterized by injustice :  unfair

  2. 2 archaic :  dishonest, faithless

unjustly

adverb

unjustness

play \ˌən-ˈjəs(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of unjust in a Sentence

  1. The convict received an unjust sentence.

14th Century

First Known Use of unjust

14th century


UNJUST Defined for English Language Learners

unjust

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adjective un·just \ˌən-ˈjəst\

Definition of unjust for English Language Learners

  • : not fair or deserved : not just


UNJUST Defined for Kids

unjust

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adjective un·just \ˌən-ˈjəst\

Definition of unjust for Students

  1. :  not just :  unfair an unjust decision

unjustly

adverb She was unjustly accused.

Law Dictionary

unjust

adjective un·just

Legal Definition of unjust

  1. :  characterized by injustice :  deficient in justice and fairness an unjust sentence

unjustly

adverb

unjustness

noun


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