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unjust

Syllabification: un·just
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈjəst
 
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Definition of unjust in English:

adjective

Not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair: resistance to unjust laws
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • We support this bill as amending one wrong and unjust law on a spectrum of wrong and unjust laws.
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Derivatives

unjustly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • There are instances in which he behaved harshly and unjustly in his dealings with people and without mercy towards his enemies.
  • Has there ever been an American ally, France included, that has ever been so unjustly criticized?
  • People are asked to send Christmas cards to prisoners of conscience, unjustly imprisoned throughout the world.

unjustness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The public and principle breaking of the law by otherwise law-abiding persons is meant to call attention to the unjustness of that law.
  • Disagree with the unjustness of the issue, then stand behind your resolutions with firm vigour and be prepared to bear the consequences without so much as raising a thought of hate towards the person you contradict.
  • It is all being inspired by a political leader who dramatises his belief in the unjustness of his prosecution by staying in a prison cell, ecumenically reading holy books and praying with pastors.

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