unfair


unfair
unfair un‧fair [ˌʌnˈfeə◂ ǁ -ˈfer◂] adjective
1. not right or fair:

• The new taxation system was widely regarded as unfair.

• poverty wages and unfair working conditions

2. not giving a fair opportunity to everyone:

• The current law is not equitable, since it gives an unfair advantage to those pilots who belong to a union.

• American workers feel threatened by unfair competition from abroad.

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unfair UK US /ʌnˈfeər/ adjective
not morally right, or not treating people in an equal way: »

Businesses argue that the tax idea is unfair because it is based on revenue, rather than profit.

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We will not accept unfair treatment of individuals whether it be because of race, sex, age or religion.

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Critics of the bill think that new service providers will be given an unfair advantage over cable companies with existing franchise agreements.

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unfair competition/practices/subsidies

be/seem unfair to do sth »

It is unfair to judge infrastructure services on the basis of return on investment.

be/seem unfair that »

It seems unfair that the Scottish and Irish fishing industries should be hardest hit when other EU countries have also contributed to the over-fishing problem.

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grossly/really unfair

unfairly adverb
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Some departments claim that they were treated unfairly in the reorganization.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Unfair — Un*fair , a. [AS. unf[ae]ger unlovely. See {Un } not, and {Fair}, a.] Not fair; not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using or involving trick or artifice; dishonest; unjust; unequal. [1913 Webster] You come, like an unfair merchant, to charge …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • unfair — [unfer′] adj. [ME < OE unfæger, unfair, ugly < un , not + fæger,FAIR1] 1. not just or impartial; biased; inequitable 2. dishonest, dishonorable, or unethical in business dealings unfairly adv. unfairness n …   English World dictionary

  • Unfair — Un*fair , v. t. [1st pref. un + fair.] To deprive of fairness or beauty. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unfair — (engl., spr. önnfähr), unangemessen, unehrenhaft …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • unfair — O.E. unfægr unlovely, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FAIR (Cf. fair). Cf. O.N. ufagr, Goth. unfagrs. Meaning wicked, evil, bad is recorded from c.1300. Sense of not equitable, unjust is first recorded 1713 …   Etymology dictionary