American English

Definition of injustice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable, countable]
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  • the fact of a situation being unfair and of people not being treated equally; an unfair act or an example of unfair treatment fighting against poverty and injustice a burning sense of injustice social injustice She was enraged at the injustice of the remark. The report exposes the injustices of the system. opposite justice
  • Idioms
    do yourself/somebody an injustice
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    to judge yourself/someone unfairly We may have been doing him an injustice. This work is good.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: injustice