Definition of unrighteous in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈrʌɪtʃəs


Not righteous; wicked: vicious and unrighteous passions (as plural noun the unrighteous) the expectation that God would punish the unrighteous
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  • War will not be a holy war between the purely righteous and the totally unrighteous, between the godly and the ungodly, between good and evil.
  • To call the steward dishonest, shameful, unjust, unrighteous, or wicked is too harsh.
  • Unfortunately, I am not responsible for the failings of my predecessors, who set up the supply systems and who were as unrighteous as I am righteous.


Old English unrihtwīs (see un-1, righteous).



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  • Sounds like the peace activist was unrighteously whacked by a sniper who was handled by Israeli justice (8 year prison stretch).
  • Shakuni defeated me by cheating unrighteously.
  • Calvin put it like this: ‘Those things which are vainly or unrighteously done by man are, rightly and righteously, the works of God!’


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  • Folks, we will reap what we have sown, and we have sown seeds of immorality and unrighteousness and we are reaping the havoc and consequences of our actions.
  • I thank you that you forgive and cleanse me of all unrighteousness, and that you restore the joy of my salvation!
  • The one thing that is wrong with this world is its terrible state of unrighteousness.

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