unjust

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From un- +‎ just.

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  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈd͡ʒʌst/
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unjust (comparative more unjust, superlative most unjust)

  1. Not fair, just or right.
    The solution was very unjust.
    • 1593, anonymous, The Life and Death of Iacke Straw [], Act I:
      This ſtraunge vnwelcome and vnhappie newes,
      Of theſe vnnaturall Rebels and vniust,
      That threaten wracke vnto this wretched Land,
      Aye me affrights my womans mazed minde,
      Burdens my heart, and interrupts my ſleepe, []
    • a. 1947, anonymous, as published in 1947, ed. Iona and Peter Opie, I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth:
      The rain it raineth all around
      Upon the just and unjust fella;
      But chiefly on the just because
      The unjust stole the just’s umbrella.

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