Definition of unright in English:

unright

noun

  • An instance of wrong or wrongdoing; a wrong or unjust act; an injustice; an infringement of rights. Also (in recent use): an instance of the absence or deprivation of rights. rare after 16th cent.

adjective

  • 1Not right, just, or equitable; improper, unfair, wrong. Also as noun (with the and plural concord): unright people or things as a class. Frequently Scottish in later use.

  • 2Incorrect; inexact. rare in later use.

Origin

Old English (in an earlier sense). Cognate with or formed similarly to Old Frisian unriucht (West Frisian ûnrjocht), Middle Dutch onrecht (Dutch onrecht), Old Saxon unreht (Middle Low German unrecht), Old High German unreht (Middle High German unreht, German Unrecht), Old Danish uret (Danish uret), Old Swedish orätt (Swedish orätt), all in a similar range of senses from the Germanic base of un- + the Germanic base of right<br>Old English. Cognate with or formed similarly to Old Frisian unriucht (West Frisian ûnrjocht), Middle Dutch onrecht (Dutch † onrecht), Old Saxon unreht (Middle Low German unrecht, German regional (Low German) unrecht, unregt), Old High German unreht (Middle High German unreht, German unrecht), Old Icelandic úréttr, Old Swedish orätter (Swedish orätt), Old Danish uraet (Danish uret) from the Germanic base of un- + the Germanic base of right.

Pronunciation

unright

/ˈʌnrʌɪt//(ˌ)ʌnˈrʌɪt/