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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
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    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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  3. adjective
    not equitable or fair
    synonyms: inequitable
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    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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