- not just or right; unfair; contrary to justice
- Obs. dishonest or unfaithful
The definition of unjust is something unfair or not morally right.
If an innocent man is found guilty because the police lied, this is an example of an unjust verdict.
- Being in violation of principles of justice or fairness; unfair: an unjust law.
- Acting in violation of such principles; unfair in one's dealings and actions: an unjust ruler.
- Archaic Faithless; dishonest.
(comparative more unjust, superlative most unjust)
From un- +"Ž just.
- It would be unjust, however, to say that he was the determined enemy of all progress.
- The king had sent them there to make the people obey his unjust laws.
- This was unjust to the many men who were working, not without success, to raise the Republic out of its many difficulties.
- But, although the relation of reason to an external authority thus constitutes the badge of medieval thought, it would be unjust to look upon Scholasticism as philosophically barren, and to speak as if reason, after an interregnum of a thousand years, resumed its rights at the Renaissance.
- The promise of " special laws " based upon such consideration was therefore not, in itself, unjust, nor unwelcome.