Definition of unjustified in English:



  • 1Not shown to be right or reasonable.

    ‘unjustified price increases’
    • ‘Their methods and motives are now universally regarded as brutal, unfair and unjustified.’
    • ‘The writers community believes the protests over the book are unjustified and ridiculous.’
    • ‘The meeting was prompted by the high number of complaints by Bulgarian citizens of unjustified visa refusals.’
    • ‘The owners' response was that the charterers' complaint was unjustified.’
    • ‘Nor did he specify what action might be taken if evidence emerged of unjustified price rises.’
    • ‘A planning minister said last year that banning the mast on health grounds would be wholly unjustified.’
    • ‘All of the sudden, everything he did seemed somehow wrong - flawed, unjustified.’
    • ‘Can the director explain why demolished properties will be subject to unjustified disruption?’
    • ‘Oppression or unjustified imposition can never be tolerated.’
    • ‘An unjustified belief cannot transfer justification to another belief via the basis relation.’
    • ‘It led to unnecessary formalism and unjustified categorisation of witnesses.’
    • ‘They say the increase is unjustified because the car park is a magnet for vandals and has no lighting.’
    • ‘It wounds our egos when patients leave us, no matter how unjustified their reasons.’
    • ‘Many of the fears surrounding the bill are completely unjustified and baseless when you stop to take a look at it.’
    • ‘The indictment will not seek to prove that the war was justified or unjustified.’
    • ‘The term carries negative connotations, especially the insinuation that any mistrust or fear of others is unjustified and irrational.’
    • ‘This is political correctness gone mad and yet another case of unjustified stereotyping.’
    • ‘The argument is between giving unjustified publicity to an unsupported claim and denying our readers an insight into a story of the day.’
    • ‘I believe that we will be judged on this record and not by unkind and unjustified personal remarks in the press.’
    • ‘In my opinion, such a negative take is quite unjustified.’
    irrational, unreasonable, unsound, unreasoned, unfounded, groundless, unjustifiable, unjustified
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  • 2Printing
    (of printed text) not justified.

    unacceptable, unfair, unjust, unjustified, uncalled for, below the belt, out of turn, not done, unreasonable, unwarranted, unnecessary, wrong, beyond the pale, Improper, irregular
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