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UNJUST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unjust mean? 

UNJUST (adjective)
  The adjective UNJUST has 3 senses:

1. not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception
2. violating principles of justice
3. not equitable or fair

  Familiarity information: UNJUST used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNJUST (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

Synonyms:

unjust; unfair

Context examples:

used unfair methods / it was an unfair trial / took an unfair advantage

Similar:

below the belt (disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing))

cheating; dirty; foul; unsporting; unsportsmanlike (violating accepted standards or rules)

raw (brutally unfair or harsh)

Also:

unjust (violating principles of justice)

partial; unfair (showing favoritism)

Attribute:

equity; fairness (conformity with rules or standards)


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Meaning:

Violating principles of justice

Context examples:

unjust punishment / an unjust judge / an unjust accusation

Similar:

wrongful (not just or fair)

actionable (affording grounds for legal action)

Also:

wrong (contrary to conscience or morality or law)

dishonorable; dishonourable (lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor)

unfair; unjust (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception)

unrighteous (not righteous)

Antonym:

just (used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting)


Sense 3unjust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not equitable or fair

Synonyms:

inequitable; unjust

Context examples:

the inequitable division of wealth / inequitable taxation


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