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un·fair

 (ŭn-fâr′)
adj. un·fair·er, un·fair·est
1. Contrary to justice or a sense of fairness: It was unfair to extend the deadline for some students but not others.
2. Contrary to laws or conventions, especially in commerce; unethical: unfair dealing.
3. Not kind or considerate: It was unfair of me to laugh when he felt so sad.

un·fair′ly adv.
un·fair′ness n.

unfair

(ʌnˈfɛə)
adj
1. characterized by inequality or injustice
2. dishonest or unethical
unˈfairly adv
unˈfairness n

un•fair

(ʌnˈfɛər)

adj.
1. not fair; not conforming to standards of justice, honesty, or the like.
2. beyond what is proper or fitting; disproportionate.
[before 900]
un•fair′ly, adv.
un•fair′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfair - not fairunfair - not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"
unjust - violating principles of justice; "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation"
partial - showing favoritism
fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"

unfair

adjective
1. unreasonable, unjustified, out of order (Brit. informal), undeserved, unjustifiable, uncalled for, a bit thick (Brit. informal), unmerited, unwarrantable, wrong The union said it was unfair to expect workers to accept pay restraints.
2. biased, prejudiced, unjust, one-sided, partial, partisan, arbitrary, discriminatory, bigoted, inequitable Some have been sentenced to long prison terms after unfair trials.
3. unscrupulous, crooked (informal), dishonest, unethical, wrongful, unprincipled, dishonourable, unsporting nations involved in unfair trade practices
unscrupulous just, fair, ethical, honest, principled, scrupulous

unfair

adjective
Not fair, right, or just:
Translations
جَائِرغَيْر عادِل
nespravedlivý
uretfærdig
epäoikeudenmukainen
nepošteno
ósanngjarn
不公平な
불공평한
neteisingai
neobjektīvsnetaisns
krivičen
orättvis
ไม่ยุติธรรม
haksızadaletsiz
không công bằng

unfair

[ˈʌnˈfɛəʳ]
A. ADJ (unfairer (compar) (unfairest (superl))) [system, treatment, decision] → injusto; [comment, criticism] → injusto, improcedente; [play] → sucio; [tactics, practice, methods] → antirreglamentario; [competition] → desleal
you're being unfairestás siendo injusto
how unfair!¡no hay derecho!
it's unfair to expect her to do thatno es justo or es injusto esperar que ella haga eso
it's unfair on those who have paides injusto para los que han pagado
to be unfair to sbser injusto con algn, no ser justo con algn
B. CPD unfair dismissal Ndespido m improcedente, despido m injustificado

unfair

[ˌʌnˈfɛər] adj [person, comment, criticism, decision, treatment] → injuste; [competition, tactics, trial] → déloyal(e)
The whole academic system is unfair → C'est tout le système académique qui est injuste.
to have an unfair advantage → bénéficier d'un avantage déloyal
to be unfair to sb [person] → être injuste envers qn, être injuste avec qn; [system, situation] → être injuste envers qn
You were very unfair to them → Vous avez été très injuste envers eux., Vous avez été très injuste avec eux.
It's unfair to girls → C'est injuste envers les filles.
it's unfair that ... → il n'est pas juste que + subj ...
it's unfair to do sth → il est injuste de faire qch
It is unfair to generalize → Il est injuste de généraliser.
it's unfair for sb to do sth → il est injuste que qn fasse qch
It would be unfair for us to have to pay twice → Il serait injuste que nous ayons à payer deux fois.
It is unfair for him to be punished twice → Il est injuste qu'il soit puni deux fois.
it's unfair of sb to do sth → c'est injuste de la part de qn de faire qch
It would be unfair of me to name him → Il serait injuste de ma part de le nommer.unfair dismissal nlicenciement m abusif

unfair

adjunfair; decision, method, remark, criticism alsoungerecht; (Comm) competition alsounlauter; to be unfair to somebodyjdm gegenüber unfair sein; to have an unfair advantage over somebody/somethingeinen unfairen Vorteil gegenüber jdm/etw haben; it is unfair to expect her to do thates ist nicht fair, von ihr zu erwarten, dass sie das tut

unfair

[ʌnˈfɛəʳ] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (person, decision, criticism) → ingiusto/a; (means, tactics) → sleale; (competition) → scorretto/a
it's unfair that ... → non è giusto che... + sub
to be unfair to sb → essere ingiusto/a verso qn

unfair

(anˈfeə) adjective
not fair or just. He has received unfair treatment.
unˈfairly adverb
unˈfairness noun

unfair

جَائِر nespravedlivý uretfærdig unfair άδικος injusto epäoikeudenmukainen injuste nepošteno ingiusto 不公平な 불공평한 oneerlijk urettferdig niesprawiedliwy injusto несправедливый orättvis ไม่ยุติธรรม haksız không công bằng 不公平的
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And not to him who is offensive to us are we most unfair, but to him who doth not concern us at all.
It was unfair, but it enabled Danny to rise, the smile back on his lips.
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That had given them an unfair advantage; but now that it was off, he would show them.
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Who began it, or how fair it was, or how unfair, may be doubtful; but how it ended, is certainly not doubtful, for the victim was found throttled.