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Synonyms and Antonyms of unfairness

  1. 1 the state of being unfair or unjust <the transparent unfairness of the referee's decision made her furious> Synonyms inequity, injustice, unjustnessRelated Words dirtiness, foulnessAntonyms equity, fairness, justice

  2. 2 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this <it would be no unfairness to the article's second author to characterize his contributions as minimal> Synonyms inequity, injury, injustice, raw deal, shaft, disservice, unjustness, wrongRelated Words affront, indignity, insult, offense (or offence), outrage, put-down, slight, slur; beef, complaint, grievanceNear Antonyms cricketAntonyms equitableness, equity, fairness, justice

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