unfair

  • 1 unfair — un‧fair [ˌʌnˈfeə◂ ǁ ˈfer◂] adjective 1. not right or fair: • The new taxation system was widely regarded as unfair. • poverty wages and unfair working conditions 2. not giving a fair opportunity to everyone: • The current law is not equitable,… …

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  • 2 unfair — I adjective biased, fraudulent, inequitable, iniquitous, jaundiced, not equitable, one sided, prejudiced, unequal, uneven, unjust, unprincipled, unreasonable, unsporting, weighted associated concepts: unfair advantage, unfair claim practices,… …

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  • 3 Unfair — アンフェア (Unfair) Genre Policier Drama japonais : アンフェア Réalisateur Kobayashi Yoshinori, Ueda Yasushi, Takahashi Nobuyuki, Nemoto Kazumasa Scénariste Satou Shimako Studio …

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  • 4 unfair — Adj. (Mittelstufe) den geltenden Regeln nicht entsprechend, nicht gerecht Synonyme: ungerecht, unsportlich Beispiele: Ich finde dein Benehmen unfair. Die Mannschaft hat unfair gespielt …

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  • 5 Unfair — Un*fair , a. [AS. unf[ae]ger unlovely. See {Un } not, and {Fair}, a.] Not fair; not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using or involving trick or artifice; dishonest; unjust; unequal. [1913 Webster] You come, like an unfair merchant, to charge …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Unfair — may refer to:* Unfair (drama), Japanese television series * …

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  • 7 unfair — [Wichtig (Rating 3200 5600)] Bsp.: • Wir wollen nicht unfair sein …

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  • 8 unfair — [unfer′] adj. [ME < OE unfæger, unfair, ugly < un , not + fæger,FAIR1] 1. not just or impartial; biased; inequitable 2. dishonest, dishonorable, or unethical in business dealings unfairly adv. unfairness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Unfair — Un*fair , v. t. [1st pref. un + fair.] To deprive of fairness or beauty. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Unfair — (engl., spr. önnfähr), unangemessen, unehrenhaft …

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  • 11 unfair — O.E. unfægr unlovely, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FAIR (Cf. fair). Cf. O.N. ufagr, Goth. unfagrs. Meaning wicked, evil, bad is recorded from c.1300. Sense of not equitable, unjust is first recorded 1713 …

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  • 12 unfair — [adj] prejudiced, wrongful arbitrary, bad, base, biased, bigoted, blameworthy, cheating, criminal, crooked, cruel, culpable, discreditable, discriminatory, dishonest, dishonorable, foul, grievous, illegal, immoral, improper, inequitable,… …

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  • 13 unfair — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not based on or showing fairness; unjust. DERIVATIVES unfairly adverb unfairness noun …

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  • 14 unfair — adj. 1) unfair to (unfair to certain groups) 2) unfair to + inf. (it was unfair to take advantage of the situation) 3) unfair that + clause (it s unfair that she has to work so hard) * * * [ʌn feə] unfair to + inf. (it was unfair to take… …

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  • 15 unfair — un|fair [ ʌn fer ] adjective ** 1. ) not fair or reasonable: UNJUST: grossly unfair (=very unfair): It is grossly unfair to suggest that the school was responsible for this accident. unfair dismissal (=the fact of being ordered to leave your job… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 unfair */*/ — UK [ʌnˈfeə(r)] / US [ʌnˈfer] adjective 1) not fair or reasonable grossly unfair (= very unfair): It is grossly unfair to suggest that the school was responsible for this accident. unfair dismissal (= the fact of being ordered to leave your job… …

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  • 17 unfair — [[t]ʌ̱nfe͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ that/to inf An unfair action or situation is not right or just. She was awarded ₤5,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal... America decided that imported steel had an unfair advantage… …

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  • 18 unfair*/ — [ʌnˈfeə] adj 1) not fair or reasonable Syn: unjust It is grossly unfair (= very unfair) to suggest that the school was responsible for this accident.[/ex] Two former soldiers have taken the government to court for unfair dismissal (= the fact of… …

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  • 19 unfair — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ consider sth, regard sth as, think sth ▪ She thought it most unfair that girls were not allowed to take part. ADVERB …

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  • 20 unfair — un|fair W3S3 [ˌʌnˈfeə US ˈfer] adj not right or fair, especially because not everyone has an equal opportunity = ↑unjust ▪ an unfair advantage ▪ laws aimed at preventing unfair competition ▪ Many employers have recognized that age discrimination… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English