un·​fair·​ly ˌən-ˈfer-lē How to pronounce unfairly (audio)
: in an unfair manner

Examples of unfairly in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfairly was in 1713

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“Unfairly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfairly. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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