unfairness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unfairness - partiality that is not fair or equitableunfairness - partiality that is not fair or equitable
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
candor, fair-mindedness, fairness, candour - ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
2.unfairness - injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standardsunfairness - injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
gamesmanship - the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win a game
unjustness, injustice - the practice of being unjust or unfair
fairness, equity - conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"
3.unfairness - an unjust actunfairness - an unjust act        
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"

unfairness

noun
Translations
عَدم الإنْصاف أو العَدالَه
nečestnost
uretfærdighed
ósanngirni
krivičnost

unfairness

[ˈʌnˈfɛənɪs] Ninjusticia f

unfairness

[ˌʌnˈfɛərnɪs] ninjustice f

unfairness

unfairness

[ʌnˈfɛənɪs] n (see adj) → ingiustizia, slealtà, scorrettezza

unfair

(anˈfeə) adjective
not fair or just. He has received unfair treatment.
unˈfairly adverb
unˈfairness noun
References in classic literature ?
I say thus much, however, since appearances call for it, that I shall allow of no insinuations cast upon me, as if I were at all partner to any unfairness in this matter.
Thus he would refer to the shape of Madonna Lampiada's sumptuous eyelids, and to her shell-like ears, to the correct length and shape of Madonna Amororrisca's nose, to the lily tower of Madonna Verdespina's throat; nor would the unabashed old Florentine shrink from calling attention to the unfairness of Madonna Selvaggia's covering up her dainty bosom, just as he was about to discourse upon "those two hills of snow and of roses with two little crowns of fine rubies on their peaks.
This will serve to place in a strong light the unfairness of the representations which have been made in regard to it.
It was the unfairness of the thing which hurt Maud.
She felt all the unfairness of the claim which her mother tacitly made to her time and sympathy, and what Mrs.
She did not know any good that could come of their meeting: she was helpless; her hands had been tied from making up to him for any unfairness in his lot.
Not the pain of this but its unfairness was what dazed Peter.
To pack for days over the gale-swept passes or across the mosquito-ridden marshes, and to pack double the weight his comrade packed, did not involve unfairness or compulsion.
The meanness and unfairness had brought from Jerry no snarling threat of retaliation, such as he would have offered Lerumie or any other black.
He knew not why, had no evidence why, but he felt cruelty and power and unfairness.
But there is a certain sense of equity that resides in life, and it was this sense in him that resented the unfairness of his being permitted no defence against the stone-throwers.
You know it's not 'timber,'" said Stepan Arkadyevitch, hoping by this distinction to convince Levin completely of the unfairness of his doubts.