Definition of unjust in English:

unjust

adjective

  • Not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.

    ‘resistance to unjust laws’
    • ‘It is the right to exercise their discretion if a law appears unjust in itself or in its application.’
    • ‘A city can be sued for the unjust way it applies a law; it cannot be sued simply for passing it.’
    • ‘What I do object to is having to fork out my tax money to subsidise such idiotic and unjust policies.’
    • ‘We shouldn't break the law, except if you think that the law is unjust and wrong.’
    • ‘Even liberals have argued for decades that it can be morally acceptable to break an unjust law.’
    • ‘It is unfair and unjust that so much muddled thinking has informed the debate right from the beginning.’
    • ‘That is not to deny the importance of the concept of unjust enrichment in the law of this country.’
    • ‘We will be seen as giving our support, in a very public way, to this unjust war.’
    • ‘We support this bill as amending one wrong and unjust law on a spectrum of wrong and unjust laws.’
    • ‘This agreement of 1215 was the chief defence against unjust and arbitrary rule in England.’
    • ‘I thought about the complexity and integrity of the girls I knew and it struck me as unjust.’
    • ‘I know that it is unjust to treat people differently based on their race rather than on their need.’
    • ‘What, then, is the function of mistake in the field of restitution on the ground of unjust enrichment?’
    • ‘These new arrivals will make York's already overheated housing market completely unjust.’
    • ‘He has concluded that it would not be wrong, unjust or oppressive to do so.’
    • ‘There is also an unfair and unjust attendance allowance that isn't paid if you're late for work or sick.’
    • ‘As a result of this grossly unjust and unfair agreement my state has lost thousands of crores.’
    • ‘Even the ones who have received them feel that the whole thing is unfair and unjust.’
    • ‘Of course our answer was that he was an unjust ruler responsible for the death of thousands of people.’
    • ‘Society is frankly an unjust place and things go wrong but we have to get on with our lives and deal with them.’
    biased, prejudiced, unfair, inequitable, discriminatory, partisan, preferential, weighted, partial, one-sided, influenced, slanted, bigoted
    wrongful, wrong, unfair, undue, undeserved, unmerited, unwarranted, uncalled for, unreasonable, gratuitous, unjustifiable, indefensible, groundless, inappropriate
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Pronunciation:

unjust

/ˌənˈjəst/