unjust

adjective
un·​just | \ ˌən-ˈjəst How to pronounce unjust (audio) \

Definition of unjust

1 : characterized by injustice : unfair
2 archaic : dishonest, faithless

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Other Words from unjust

unjustly adverb
unjustness \ ˌən-​ˈjəs(t)-​nəs How to pronounce unjust (audio) \ noun

Examples of unjust in a Sentence

The convict received an unjust sentence.
Recent Examples on the Web In April 2018, Raphael sued Cardi for $10 million dollars, claiming he was fired in a breach of contract after discovering the rapper in 2015 and accused her of unjust enrichment and defamation. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "Cardi B 'Feels Good' After $25 Million Dollar Case Against Former Manager Is Dismissed," 28 Dec. 2020 Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka Trump, has long held that the prosecution against his father, led by then U.S. attorney Chris Christie, was unjust, despite his father’s guilty pleas. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort," 24 Dec. 2020 The complaint also asserts unjust enrichment, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract and conversion. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Erika Jayne & Her Ex Tom Girardi Are Being Sued For Alleged Embezzlement & Theft," 3 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit seeks damages, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, battery, negligence unfair business practices, false advertising, unjust enrichment and other wrongdoing. Kate Brumback, Star Tribune, "Georgia court allows lawsuit against sperm bank to proceed," 28 Sep. 2020 Knievel is seeking unspecified damages totaling more than $300,000 on allegations that also include false endorsement and unjust enrichment. Ken Ritter, USA TODAY, "Evel Knievel's son is suing Disney over Keanu Reeves' 'Toy Story 4' character Duke Caboom," 25 Sep. 2020 In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Waco, Parrott accuses Apple of infringing her copyright and trade dress, misappropriating her ideas and technology, unfair competition and unjust enrichment. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Apple sued for copying businesswoman’s idea for diverse emojis," 18 Sep. 2020 Netflix’s newest teen drama, Grand Army, is unflinching in its depiction of harsh, often unjust, and occasionally hopeful realities of contemporary high schoolers. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Grand Army Recaps," 19 Oct. 2020 There are, of course, alternatives to mob action or meekly following unjust laws and practices. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, civil unrest, Bottineau Corridor light rail, strugging Chambers of Commerce, State Fair," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unjust

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2021

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“Unjust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unjust. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for unjust

unjust

adjective
How to pronounce unjust (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unjust

formal : not fair or deserved : not just

unjust

adjective
un·​just | \ ˌən-ˈjəst How to pronounce unjust (audio) \

Kids Definition of unjust

: not just : unfair an unjust decision

Other Words from unjust

unjustly adverb She was unjustly accused.

unjust

adjective
un·​just

Legal Definition of unjust

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

Other Words from unjust

unjustly adverb
unjustness noun

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