Definition of unfair in English:

unfair

Line breaks: un¦fair
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfɛː
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

unfairly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Unkindly and unfairly they've been called other things but they're entitled to serious respect.
  • The regret didn't stem from any realisation that he'd hurt his wife deeply, wrongly, unfairly.
  • Objection was taken on the appellant's behalf on the grounds that he had been wrongly and unfairly dismissed.

unfairness

noun
More example sentences
  • There are indeed the problems that you mention with class, corruption, and unfairness.
  • That is, complainants would bear the burden of proving falsity or unfairness.
  • There is of course no suggestion of misconduct in this case but unfairness and misconduct both relate to process.

Origin

Old English unfæger 'not beautiful' (see un-1, fair1).

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