unfairly

adverb
un·​fair·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈfer-lē How to pronounce unfairly (audio) \

Definition of unfairly

: in an unfair manner

Examples of unfairly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2020, both then-President Donald Trump and Biden said the employees had been treated unfairly, though neither's administration ultimately did anything about it. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 27 July 2022 Greene said Black residents are subjected to unnecessary harassment by police, and many complain of being treated unfairly during traffic stops. Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN, 10 July 2022 Juul also said it had been treated unfairly, noting that it had been singled out by members of Congress who nudged the agency to spurn the company. Christina Jewett, BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2022 Unionization occurs most often when employees feel they are treated unfairly. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Someone may be judging your actions today unfairly. Chicago Tribune, 25 July 2022 Of course, the network for which Fleischer works as an on-air contributor was born in the first place, for better or worse, out of a sense that conservatives and conservative audiences were too often covered unfairly, or even not covered at all. Andy Meek, Forbes, 24 July 2022 The defense says prosecutors are unfairly trying to make an example of parents who did not participate in their son’s alleged crime. Kim Bellware, Anchorage Daily News, 21 July 2022 The defense says prosecutors are unfairly trying to make an example of parents who did not participate in their son’s alleged crime. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unfairly

1713, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfairly was in 1713

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8 Aug 2022

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“Unfairly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfairly. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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