What does the word unrighteous mean?

Usage examples for 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 by John Fiske
  2. 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 by Henry Seton Merriman