Unrighteous Un*right"eous, a. [OE. unrightwise, AS. unrihtw[=i]s. See {Un-} not, and {Righteous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not righteous; evil; wicked; sinful; as, an unrighteous man. [1913 Webster]

2. Contrary to law and equity; unjust; as, an unrighteous decree or sentence. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*right"eous*ly}, adv. -- {Un*right"eous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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