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
The deal received close scrutiny by the FTC, which expressed concern the merger would result in unfair competition.
The ruling comes as Airbnb, much like its ride-hailing peer Uber, is facing a growing crackdown from legislators worldwide triggered in part by lobbying from the hotel industry, who see the rental service as unfair competition.
Unfair foreign competition played a role in idling the plants.
At times, a bit unfair; 80% of the coverage of Trump’s first 100 days was negative, compared to just 41% for President Obama's.
The Trump administration has vowed to reduce the trade deficit, blaming the gap between exports and imports on unfair practices by America’s trade partners.
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.
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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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