unjustified Definition

not deserved or warranted; without sufficient reason or basis.

Using unjustified: Examples

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

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    The company's decision to lay off workers was unjustified.

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    The teacher's criticism of the student was unjustified and unfair.

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    He was accused of unjustified aggression towards his colleagues.

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    The police officer used unjustified force against the suspect.

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Summary: unjustified in Brief

'Unjustified' [ˌʌnˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd] means not deserved or warranted, lacking sufficient reason or basis. It is often used to describe actions or decisions that are unfair or unsupported, as in 'The company's decision to lay off workers was unjustified.' 'Unjustified' has formal synonyms like 'unwarranted' and 'unfounded,' and informal ones like 'uncalled-for' and 'not okay.'