unfairly

adverb
un·​fair·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈfer-lē \

Definition of unfairly

: in an unfair manner

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Now, Lufthansa seeks compensation from the man on the order of $2,385, claiming the airline's been unfairly gamed. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Lufthansa Is Suing a Man For Missing a Connecting Flight," 12 Feb. 2019 Representatives for Hikvision argued to legislators that the law unfairly lumps telecom firms with video operators, according to three people familiar with the conversations. Mark Bergen, The Seattle Times, "Huawei is blocked in U.S., but its chips power security cameras everywhere," 28 Jan. 2019 And Hailey isn’t alone; celebrities are often unfairly the recipients of hateful comments on social media. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Bieber Addresses Bullying and Negativity on Instagram," 8 Dec. 2018 On Sexist Standards: It isn't lost on McCarthy that Hollywood's unfairly obsessed with her weight. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Melissa McCarthy's Weight-Loss Journey in Her Own Words," 3 Jan. 2019 Tariffs also are meant to increase the price of imports or to punish foreign countries for committing unfair trade practices, like subsidizing their exporters and dumping their products at unfairly low prices. Paul Wiseman And Christopher Rugaber, chicagotribune.com, "Trump's tariffs: What they are and how they will work," 9 July 2018 Tariffs also are meant to increase the price of imports or to punish foreign countries for committing unfair trade practices, like subsidizing their exporters and dumping their products at unfairly low prices. Washington Post, "Trump’s tariffs: What they are and how they will work," 9 July 2018 Tariffs also are meant to increase the price of imports or to punish foreign countries for committing unfair trade practices, like subsidizing their exporters and dumping their products at unfairly low prices. Paul Wiseman And Christopher Rugaber, USA TODAY, "Trump's tariffs: A closer look at what they are and how they will work," 9 July 2018 Tickets have always been singled out unfairly as an item that needs so much regulation. Richard Smirke, Billboard, "Fair Ticketing Alliance's Scot Tobias Defends Ticket Resellers: 'The Bottom Line Is the Public Loves the Secondary Market'," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of unfairly

1713, in the meaning defined above

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