unjust

adjective un·just \ ˌən-ˈjəst \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of unjust

1 : characterized by injustice : unfair
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.

Recent Examples of unjust from the Web

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First Known Use of unjust

14th century


UNJUST Defined for English Language Learners

unjust

adjective

Definition of unjust for English Language Learners

  • : not fair or deserved : not just


UNJUST Defined for Kids

unjust

adjective un·just \ ˌən-ˈjəst \

Definition of unjust for Students

: not just : unfair
  • an unjust decision

unjustly

adverb
  • She was unjustly accused.

Law Dictionary

unjust

adjective un·just

legal Definition of unjust

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

unjustly

adverb

unjustness

noun


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