unright

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English unriht (wrong, sin, vice, wickedness, evil, injustice, oppression, a wrong act), equivalent to un- +‎ right. Cognate with Scots unricht (wrongdoing, injustice), Dutch onrecht (injustice, inequity, wrong), German Unrecht (injustice), Swedish orätt (injustice, wrong, sin).

Noun[edit]

unright (usually uncountable, plural unrights)

  1. (archaic) That which is not right; wrong; injustice.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English unrighten, from unright (unright, adj.).

Verb[edit]

unright (third-person singular simple present unrights, present participle unrighting, simple past and past participle unrighted)

  1. (transitive) To make wrong.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English unriht (wrong, unrighteous, wicked, false, unlawful), from Proto-Germanic *unrehtaz (unright), equivalent to un- +‎ right. Cognate with Scots unricht (unfair, unjust), Dutch onrecht (wrong), German unrecht (wrong), Swedish orätt (wrong).

Adjective[edit]

unright (comparative more unright, superlative most unright)

  1. Not right; unrighteous; unjust; wrong.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gower to this entry?)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English unrihte (wrongly, crookedly, unjustly), equivalent to un- +‎ right.

Adverb[edit]

unright (comparative more unright, superlative most unright)

  1. (archaic or obsolete) Wrongly.