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Definition of unfair adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  not right or fair according to a set of rules or principles; not treating people equally synonym unjust
  2. 2 unfair criticism unfair (on/to somebody) It seems unfair on him to make him pay for everything. It would be unfair not to let you have a choice. They had been given an unfair advantage. measures to prevent unfair competition between member countries Life seems so unfair sometimes. It's so unfair! opposite fair
adverb She claims to have been unfairly dismissed. The tests discriminate unfairly against older people.
noun [uncountable]
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