(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of justice
1. injustice, unjustness, unfairness; bias, warp, twist, partiality, prejudice, inequity, inequitableness; bigotry, black justice; pedantry; unsportsmanlike conduct; favoritism, nepotism, partisanship; sexism, machismo; ageism, racism, lookism; unjustifiability, etc. See improbity, illegality, misjudgment, inequality.
2. disservice, injury, wrong.
Verbs — be unjust, unfair, or inequitable, do injustice to, favor, play favorites, show partiality, bias, warp, twist, prejudice; hit below the belt. Slang, give a raw deal.
Adjectives — unjust, unfair, unsporting, partial, prejudiced, jaundiced, shortsighted, bigoted, inequitable, partisan, nepotistic, biased, onesided; undue, unjustifiable, inexcusable, unpardonable, unforgivable, indefensible.
Adverbs — unjustly, unfairly, inequitably, etc.
Phrases — no tree takes so deep a root as a prejudice; there's none so blind as those who will not see.
Quotations — Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions (G. K. Chesterton), Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it (Rabindranath Tagore), The so-called white races are really pinkogrey (E. M. Forster), I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes (Langston Hughes), I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law (M. L. King), It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and, although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you (James Baldwin), We are all precious in God's sight — the real rainbow coalition (Jesse Jackson).
Antonyms, see justice.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Unfairness]
Syn. favoritism, inequality, inequity, partisanship; see favoritism , prejudice .
2. [An unfair act]
Syn. wrong, injury, miscarriage, unfairness, partiality, wrongdoing, malpractice, malfeasance, misfeasance, offense, crime, villainy, iniquity, encroachment, infringement, violation, maltreatment, abuse, outrage, criminal negligence, transgression, tort, grievance, breach, damage, infraction, miscarriage of justice, rotten deal*, a crying shame*, bum rap*; see also evil 1 , wrong 2 .
Ant. right*, fairness, just decision.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
unfairness, inequity, mistreatment, inequality, wrong, injury, crime, miscarriage, outrage, offense, inequity, discrimination, bias, grievance.
ANT.: justice, fairness, equity
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Lack of justice: inequity, iniquity, unfairness, unjustness, wrong. See LAW, RIGHT. 2. An act that is not just: disservice, inequity, raw deal, wrong. Law: injury. See LAW, RIGHT.

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