unjustified

adjective un·jus·ti·fied \ ˌən-ˈjə-stə-ˌfīd \

Definition of unjustified

: not justified: such as
a : not demonstrably correct or judicious : not warranted or appropriate
  • unjustified anger
  • an unjustified punishment
b : not spaced to be even
  • unjustified lines of text
  • an unjustified margin

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First Known Use of unjustified

14th century


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unjustified

adjective un·jus·ti·fied \ ˌən-ˈjəs-tə-ˌfīd \

legal Definition of unjustified

: not justified
  • an unjustified intrusion

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