Definition of injustice in English:

injustice

noun

  • 1Lack of fairness or justice.

    ‘the injustice of the death penalty’
    • ‘Poverty and injustice are recognised as factors that nurture terrorism.’
    • ‘Terrorism, he said, could only be defeated by addressing global problems of poverty and injustice.’
    • ‘Open letters appeared at key moments in the history of injustice in this country.’
    • ‘How can some of that emotion be channelled to indignation about poverty and social injustice here too?’
    • ‘To claim to do so in the name of ‘true justice’ is simply insulting to the victims of injustice.’
    • ‘We must tackle ignorance, poverty and injustice but we must do so on contemporary battlefields.’
    • ‘The passivity involved here is that of letting oneself be affected by all that is negative, by injustice and death.’
    • ‘The campaign calls on the Brazilian people to overcome all violence and injustice.’
    • ‘So the greatest injustice our manifesto addresses is the unfairness to a child born into poverty.’
    • ‘Pressure groups have always played a vital part in ending discrimination and injustice.’
    • ‘The sentiment of the film is that it is time for injustice and impunity to end.’
    • ‘It is hard to imagine the horrors of war, crippling poverty or injustice where we live.’
    • ‘The fight against social and political injustice has historically been an integral part of Sikhism.’
    • ‘There is a growing consciousness both amongst the elite and those that face injustice.’
    • ‘This is fundamental to medicine and healing; it applies no less to social injustice.’
    • ‘Economic privilege and injustice is increasing and class prejudice is accepted to an alarming degree.’
    • ‘The cost of strict liability is that it may result in injustice in individual cases.’
    • ‘Terrorism and lawlessness thrive where poverty and despair are met with injustice.’
    • ‘So I grew up in a home that made me very sensitive to racism, to unfairness, to injustice.’
    • ‘This is the Irish premier of this play which deals with justice and social injustice.’
    1. 1.1An unjust act or occurrence.
      ‘brooding over life's injustices’
      • ‘However, social and racial injustices persist and it's important that some people should get angry about it.’
      • ‘They revel in every perceived injustice, and are desperate to have someone to blame.’
      • ‘Few people in his position used their fame to stand up against injustices and to spread the message of love and peace in the way he did.’
      • ‘It should aim to make us aware of the injustices still rampant.’
      • ‘This must be reversed, otherwise this country will collapse when such injustices remain.’
      • ‘But the Vietnam he founded is not one that wallows in the injustices and hardships of the past.’
      • ‘Some land surrendered to the Crown may have involved injustices.’
      • ‘However, in our quest for universal peace, this does not mean that we are forgetful of injustices.’
      • ‘Put this injustice right Home Office, these men have earned the right to be called British and they are proud to do so.’
      • ‘We all see how global injustices directly affect local injustices.’
      • ‘On behalf of the people that I represent in this parliament, I say sorry for these past injustices.’
      • ‘He referred to a number of grave injustices that were imposed on non-national workers in this country.’
      • ‘Putting a deadline on eliminating this injustice would be a real success.’
      • ‘But in spite of the injustices meted out by her father, she is not bitter.’
      • ‘We need to take the opportunities we have to be active, not passive, in exposing the injustices done to ourselves and to others.’
      • ‘It was literature that gave her the courage to write about the terrible injustices she witnessed among the black population.’
      • ‘They fought shoulder-to-shoulder with men against the injustices of colonial rule.’
      • ‘Do they campaign against the assorted injustices in the city and challenge politicians on their doorstep?’
      • ‘Australia provides for and nurtures this injustice by its immoral foreign policy.’
      • ‘You are downplaying the honest feelings we have in regards to these injustices, and losing our respect.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin injustitia, from in- not + justus just, right.

Pronunciation:

injustice

/inˈjəstəs/