Part of speech: adjective

Not righteous; wicked.

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Usage examples "unrighteous":

  1. We used to hear it often said, while that war was going on, that we were fighting not so much for the emancipation of the negro as for the maintenance of our federal union; and I well remember that to many who were burning to see our country purged of the folly and iniquity of negro slavery this used to seem like taking a low and unrighteous view of the case. - "American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History", John Fiske.
  2. He clung to the couch like a shattered wretch; and when his father turned his eyes on him and gasped out: " Then the Court- our Court of justice pronounced an unrighteous sentence?" - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. I began to suspect that this great edifice, built not of stones but of men's hearts, was nothing less than an unrighteous mockery. - "The Slave Of The Lamp", Henry Seton Merriman.