unjust Definition

  • 1not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair
  • 2not deserved or warranted

Using unjust: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unjust" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The decision was seen as unjust by many people.

  • Example

    He was the victim of an unjust system.

  • Example

    It would be unjust to blame her for the mistake.

  • Example

    The punishment seemed unjust for such a minor offense.

unjust Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unjust

  • treatment that is not fair or equitable


    The workers were protesting against unjust treatment by their employers.

  • an accusation that is not based on facts or evidence


    He was angry at the unjust accusation that he had stolen the money.

  • a law that is not fair or equitable


    Civil rights activists fought against unjust laws that discriminated against minorities.

Origins of unjust

from Old French 'injuste', from Latin 'injustus', from 'in-' (not) + 'justus' (just)


Summary: unjust in Brief

The term 'unjust' [ˌʌnˈdʒʌst] refers to something that is not morally right or fair, or something that is not deserved. It can describe systems, decisions, or accusations, as in 'He was the victim of an unjust system.' 'Unjust' is often paired with phrases like 'unjust treatment' and 'unjust accusation,' and has formal synonyms like 'unfair' and 'inequitable.'