Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to unrighteously: holding back, reservable, reacquainted


1. Not righteous; wicked.
2. Not right or fair; unjust.

un·right′eous·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.unrighteously - in an unrighteous mannerunrighteously - in an unrighteous manner; "he acted unrighteously"
righteously - in a righteous manner; "righteously indignant"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Look at Aegisthus; he must needs make love to Agamemnon's wife unrighteously and then kill Agamemnon, though he knew it would be the death of him; for I sent Mercury to warn him not to do either of these things, inasmuch as Orestes would be sure to take his revenge when he grew up and wanted to return home.
* Whoever speaks good things yet acts unrighteously, Allah does not accept his good speech.