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injustice

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of injustice

  1. 1 the state of being unfair or unjust the injustice of the coach's accusation that I'd been lazy frustrated and angered me Synonyms of injustice inequity, unfairness, unjustness Words Related to injustice dirtiness, foulness Antonyms of injustice equity, fairness, justice

  2. 2 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this a group that has long suffered injustice at the hands of our judicial system Synonyms of injustice inequity, injury, disservice, raw deal, shaft, unfairness, unjustness, wrongWords Related to injustice affront, indignity, insult, offense (or offence), outrage, put-down, slight, slur; beef, complaint, grievanceNear Antonyms of injustice cricketAntonyms of injustice equitableness, equity, fairness, justice

Synonym Discussion of injustice

injustice, injury, wrong, grievance mean an act that inflicts undeserved hurt. injustice applies to any act that involves unfairness to another or violation of one's rights.
    • the injustices suffered by the lower classes
injury applies in law specifically to an injustice for which one may sue to recover compensation.
    • libel constitutes a legal injury
wrong applies also in law to any act punishable according to the criminal code; it may apply more generally to any flagrant injustice.
    • determined to right society's wrongs
grievance applies to a circumstance or condition that constitutes an injustice to the sufferer and gives just ground for complaint.
    • a list of employee grievances


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