Definition of unfair
1 : marked by injustice, partiality, or deception : unjust
2 : not equitable in business dealings
Examples of unfair in a Sentence
It's unfair for them to be allowed to leave early if we can't.
It seems unfair to single her out for criticism.
The company has been accused of unfair labor practices.
Recent Examples of unfair from the Web
Instead of hiding, Mr Schwarzenegger is in the thick of a nationwide campaign against gerrymandering—when parties draw electoral districts to give their side an unfair advantage.
While respected around the world, it has long been resented by its commercial rivals, who argue the license fee gives it an unfair advantage and distorts the market.
The blades, some say, give him an unfair advantage.
The U.S. carriers say the subsidies have given the Gulf carriers an unfair advantage on international routes to the Middle East, India and Africa.
This is arguably unfair to states with high cost of living, because higher incomes there do not solely reflect higher well-being.
Human rights advocates assailed the proceedings as unfair.
The deal received close scrutiny by the FTC, which expressed concern the merger would result in unfair competition.
The ruling comes as Airbnb, much like its ride-hailing peer Uber, is facing a growing crackdown from legislators worldwide triggered in part by lobbying from the hotel industry, who see the rental service as unfair competition.
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First Known Use of unfair
UNFAIR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unfair for English Language Learners
: treating people in a way that favors some over others : not fair, honest, or just
UNFAIR Defined for Kids
Definition of unfair for Students
: not fair, honest, or just an unfair trial
unfairlyadverb We were treated unfairly.
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