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unfair

un·fair

unfair

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn feIr
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: unfairer, unfairest
definition 1: violating accepted standards of fairness or just treatment.
The boy's offense was minor, and the punishment was harsh and unfair.
antonyms:
clean, equitable, fair, just, valid
similar words:
foul, raw, uneven, wrong
definition 2: not evenhanded or unbiased; undue.
He used unfair means to help his son get into college.The article gave an unfair account of what happened.I think it's unfair that the older brother should inherit the whole estate.
antonyms:
equal, equitable, even, fair, just, sporting
similar words:
biased, inequitable, one-sided
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derivations: unfairly (adv.), unfairness (n.)
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