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unfair

[ uhn-fair ]
/ ʌnˈfɛər /
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adjective
not fair; not conforming to approved standards, as of justice, honesty, or ethics: an unfair law; an unfair wage policy.
disproportionate; undue; beyond what is proper or fitting: an unfair share.
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Origin of unfair

before 900; 1705–15 for def. 1; Middle English: uncomely, ugly; Old English unfæger; cognate with Old Norse ūfagr.See un-1, fair1

OTHER WORDS FROM unfair

un·fair·ly, adverbun·fair·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unfair

unfair
/ (ʌnˈfɛə) /

adjective
characterized by inequality or injustice
dishonest or unethical

Derived forms of unfair

unfairly, adverbunfairness, noun
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