Definition of unjustified adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌnˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈdʒʌstɪfaɪd//
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not fair or necessary synonym unwarranted The criticism was wholly unjustified. opposite justifiedExtra examples His criticism was totally unjustified. This is a wholly unjustified attack on individual freedoms. You’d be taking an unjustified risk if you attempted to find the hostages yourself.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unjustified