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adjective un·fair \ˌən-ˈfer\

Definition of unfair

  1. 1 :  marked by injustice, partiality, or deception :  unjust

  2. 2 :  not equitable in business dealings

unfairness

noun

Examples of unfair in a Sentence

  1. It's unfair for them to be allowed to leave early if we can't.

  2. It seems unfair to single her out for criticism.

  3. The company has been accused of unfair labor practices.

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First Known Use of unfair

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UNFAIR Defined for English Language Learners

unfair

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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

unfair

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adjective un·fair \ˌən-ˈfer\

Definition of unfair for Students

  1. :  not fair, honest, or just an unfair trial

unfairly

adverb We were treated unfairly.

unfairness

noun


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