unrighteous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unrighteous not righteous "an unrighteous man","an unrighteous law"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unrighteous Contrary to law and equity; unjust; as, an unrighteous decree or sentence.
    • Unrighteous Not righteous; evil; wicked; sinful; as, an unrighteous man.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unrighteous Not righteous; unjust; not equitable; evil; wicked; not honest or upright: of persons or things.
    • unrighteous Synonyms Ungodly, Impious, etc. (see irreligious); wrong, unjust, unfair, iniquitous, sinful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unrighteous un-rī′tyus not righteous: wicked: unjust
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. unrightwise, AS. unrihtwīs,. See Un- not, and Righteous

Usage

In literature:

Happy, then, if a few unrighteous ones contribute an initiative which sets things moving again!
"The Will to Believe" by William James
The hardships of the service were greatly increased or diminished according to the honesty and unrightness of the officers in command.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
For the end of an unrighteous generation is alway grievous.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
The bar, as always, in these days, gave the young apostle to those unrighteous parts a roaring welcome.
"Christmas Eve at Swamp's End" by Norman Duncan
Incensed at the evil-doing of the unrighteous, her husband prayed for their destruction.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Noah lived among the unrighteous for six hundred years, and like Lot at Sodom, not without numerous and dire perils and trials.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Twelve hundred millions of dollars extorted by unrighteous force!
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
In the next paragraph slavery is called "unrighteous," which was the great offence charged there.
"The Trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D. Charged with Publishing and Circulating Seditious and Incendiary Papers, &c. in the District of Columbia, with the Intent of Exciting Servile Insurrection." by Unknown
Law and love, then, witness to him concerning his unrighteousness or his righteousness.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
It's unjust, it's unrighteous, it's impossible!
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
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In poetry:

But Balaam's wish was vain,
His heart was insincere;
He thirsted for unrighteous gain,
And sought a portion here.
"Balaam's Wish" by John Newton
Justice requir'd that he should die
Who yet was slain unrighteously,
And dy'd in mercy and in wrath,
A lawful and a lawless death.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
"Convulsion, carnage, war;
The pomp and tinsel of unrighteous power;
Bloated oppression in its awful hour,--
I, dying, dare abhor!"
"To The Old Year—1865" by Mary Baker Eddy
Let us with thoughtful vision scan
Each step we take, each act we do,
That we may meet our brother man,
With no unrighteous thing to rue.
"New Year's Day" by Thomas Frederick Young
Whoe'er is with unrighteous riches curst,
He is like Pharaoh's meagre kine of yore,
Which eat the fat ones — yet, though almost burst,
They seem'd no fuller than they were before.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard
Unrighteous Ambition has slept in our limits
Since fearless Columbia sheathed her bright blade:
And at her dread Vengeance on those who awake it,
The soul of the stoutest might well be dismayed.
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

The possession of power does not necessarily imply its unrighteous or oppressive use, although it generally awakes suspicion.
Help Even the Unrighteous Poor After all, we are all unrighteous .
Cheesecakes seem to have unrightfully gained a reputation for being difficult, but they're far from it.
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In science:

Call such properties unrighteous, as they (roughly) do not depend on the right hand side of the sequence.
Random sparse unary predicates
Sequences with Ehrenfeucht value in a given Rx all have the same truth value for all unrighteous properties.
Random sparse unary predicates
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