- 1Lack of fairness or justice: she was taken aback by the injustice of Nora’s remarkMore example sentences
- This is the Irish premier of this play which deals with justice and social injustice.
- How can some of that emotion be channelled to indignation about poverty and social injustice here too?
- Poverty and injustice are recognised as factors that nurture terrorism.
- 1.1 [count noun] An unjust act or occurrence: brooding over life’s injusticesMore example sentences
unfairness, unjustness, inequity, corruption; cruelty, brutality, tyranny, despotism, repression, suppression, exploitation; bias, prejudice, bigotry, favouritism, partiality, one-sidedness, discrimination, partisanship, intolerancewrong, injury, offence, unjust act, evil, villainy, crime, sin, iniquity, misdeed, outrage, atrocity, scandal, disgrace, monstrosity, affront, grievance
- Do they campaign against the assorted injustices in the city and challenge politicians on their doorstep?
- He referred to a number of grave injustices that were imposed on non-national workers in this country.
- 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.
do someone an injustice
- Judge a person unfairly: I see I had been doing you an injusticeMore example sentences
- Perhaps I'm doing him an injustice in assuming that he was preening.
- He does me an injustice as I have no problems with the airport as such.
- I have been disturbed by the superior and patronising tone adopted by some of your correspondents to the involvement of young people in the anti-war movement - they do them an injustice.
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin injustitia, from in- 'not' + justus 'just, right'.