Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Violating principles of justice or fairness; unfair: "monstrously unjust and socially harmful” ( Anna Garlin Spencer).
  • adj. Archaic Faithless; dishonest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not fair, just or right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acting contrary to the standard of right; not animated or controlled by justice; false; dishonest.
  • adj. Contrary to justice and right; prompted by a spirit of injustice; wrongful

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not just.
  • Contrary to justice and right; wrongful; unjustifiable.
  • Dishonest; faithless; perfidious.
  • Synonyms Inequitable, unfair, unrighteous. See righteous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception
  • adj. violating principles of justice
  • adj. not equitable or fair

Etymologies

From un- +‎ just. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why, if she is displeased with you she must be unjust, _and is she ever unjust_?

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  • One group, known as Occupy Black Friday, is urging shoppers to bypass chain stores in favor of small and local businesses, while another group, named Don't Occupy Walmart, is organizing a boycott of Walmart stores in protest of what it calls unjust and anti-union practices on the part of the retail giant.

    Occupy Wall Street Takes On Black Friday Amid Skepticism

  • Gadhafi implored Obama to stop the NATO-led air campaign, which he called an "unjust war against a small people of a developing country."

    Gadhafi, in letter, asks Obama to end air strikes

  • As the polls closed, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Madrid's Puerta del Sol to protest what they call an unjust domination of the country's electoral politics by the two major parties and to warn of continued agitation against government austerity measures.

    Conservatives Ride Crisis to Victory in Spanish Vote

  • In the letter, Gadhafi implored Obama to stop the NATO-led air campaign, which he called an "unjust war against a small people of a developing country."

    Gadhafi, in letter, asks Obama to end air strikes

  • Conservative, giving absolute loyalty to the mother country, and desirous of obeying her slightest dictate, yet he was so much more broad-minded than many of his party that he welcomed in his home even those admirers of his daughters who were determined to resist what they termed the unjust commands of the English Government.

    Ten American Girls From History

  • Hours later, a deputy from Papandreou's party quit his seat in protest against what he called "unjust" steps.

    Reuters: Top News

  • In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained by The Associated Press, Gadhafi implored Obama to stop the NATO-led air campaign, which he called an "unjust war against a small people of a developing country."

    NPR Topics: News

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  • In a letter to Obama obtained by The Associated Press, Gadhafi implores Obama to stop what he called an "unjust war against a small people of a developing country."

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