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unfair

un·fair

unfair

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn feIr
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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
derivations: unfairly (adv.), unfairness (n.)
Word Parts
The word unfair contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2