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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [in-juhs-tis]
    • /ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs/
    • /ɪnˈdʒʌs.tɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [in-juhs-tis]
    • /ɪnˈdʒʌs tɪs/

Definitions of injustice word

  • noun injustice the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity. 1
  • noun injustice violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment. 1
  • noun injustice an unjust or unfair act; wrong. 1
  • noun injustice Lack of fairness or justice. 1
  • noun injustice sth unfair 1
  • noun injustice lack of fairness 1

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Origin of injustice

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin injūstitia. See in-3, justice

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Injustice


injustice popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

injustice usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for injustice

noun injustice

  • inequity — lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias.
  • wrongdoing — behavior or action that is wrong, evil, or blameworthy.
  • violation — the act of violating.
  • discrimination — an act or instance of discriminating, or of making a distinction.
  • oppression — the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.

Antonyms for injustice

noun injustice

  • obedience — the state or quality of being obedient.
  • fairness — the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness: I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work.
  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • joy — a female given name.

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