Definition of unjust in English:

unjust

adjective

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

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