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
Park attorneys argued that the trial should have been delayed, and that the jury instructions were unfair.
Rep. Sherman Mack, head of the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice, said the legislation was unfair to children.
But the bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.
Unions claim these companies flout a law that stipulates there should be one private company vehicle for every 30 taxis and promote unfair competition.
Tilton argued in her appeal that the SEC’s use of in-house judges is unconstitutional and gives the agency an unfair advantage.
Amber agrees that Ryan is in a bad way and Maci breaks down about how unfair all of it is.
The article is correct in saying that the MID is unfair and inflates home prices.
SeaWorld denounced the film as propaganda, inaccurate and unfair.
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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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