unjust

Something or someone that is unjust is just not fair. An unjust boss might fire you the very first time you're late for work.

You might think of the word justice in order to remember the meaning of the word just, which means "fairness or righteousness." An unjust judge does not play by the rules; he might send a person to jail even though there isn't enough evidence that a crime was committed. Unjust behavior is improper or dishonest: "The professor acted in an unjust manner when he gave everyone an F just because there was a rumor that his students didn’t like him."

DEFINITIONS OF: unjust

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adj not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

Synonyms:
unfair
below the belt
disregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)
cheating, dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
violating accepted standards or rules
raw
brutally unfair or harsh
partial
showing favoritism
Antonyms:
fair, just
free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
antimonopoly, antitrust
of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
clean, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty
exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
fair-minded
of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced
fair-and-square
just and honest
just
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
impartial
showing lack of favoritism
reasonable, sensible
showing reason or sound judgment
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adj violating principles of justice

unjust punishment”
“an unjust judge”
“an unjust accusation”
Synonyms
unfair
not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
actionable
affording grounds for legal action
wrongful
not just or fair
wrong
contrary to conscience or morality or law
unrighteous
not righteous
Antonyms:
just
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
fair, just
free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
honorable, honourable
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
conscionable
acceptable to your conscience
fitting, meet
being precisely fitting and right
retributive, retributory, vindicatory
given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
rightful
legally valid
right
in conformance with justice or law or morality
righteous
characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
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adj not equitable or fair

Synonyms:
inequitable
Antonyms:
equitable, just
fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
fair, just
free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
fair, honest
gained or earned without cheating or stealing
evenhanded
without partiality
just
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
impartial
showing lack of favoritism
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