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Definition 1: violating principles of justice - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unjust punishment
  • an unjust judge
  • an unjust accusation

(unjust is similar to ...) affording grounds for legal action

"slander is an actionable offense"

(unjust is similar to ...) not just or fair

"a wrongful act" "a wrongful charge"

(means also ...) not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

"used unfair methods" "it was an unfair trial" "took an unfair advantage"

(means also ...) lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor

"dishonorable in thought and deed"

(means also ...) contrary to conscience or morality or law

"it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor" "cheating is wrong" "it is wrong to lie"

(means also ...) not righteous

"an unrighteous man" "an unrighteous law"

Definition 2: not equitable or fair - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inequitable division of wealth
  • inequitable taxation

Synonyms for unjust in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • used unfair methods
  • it was an unfair trial
  • took an unfair advantage

Synonyms for unjust in the sense of this definition

(unjust is similar to ...) disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)

"her accusations were below the belt"

(unjust is similar to ...) violating accepted standards or rules

"a dirty fighter" "used foul means to gain power" "a nasty unsporting serve" "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

(unjust is similar to ...) brutally unfair or harsh

"received raw treatment from his friends" "a raw deal"

(means also ...) violating principles of justice

"unjust punishment" "an unjust judge" "an unjust accusation"

(means also ...) showing favoritism

(... are attributes of unjust) conformity with rules or standards

"the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

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