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unfair

adjective  /ʌnˈfeər/ us  
not fair : It seems unfair to tax you both where you work and where you live.
unfairly
adverb  /ʌnˈfer·li, -ˈfær-/ us  
The company unfairly denied her medical benefits.
unfairness
noun [U]  /ʌnˈfer·nəs, -ˈfær-/ us  
Translations of “unfair”
in Korean 불공평한…
in Arabic ظالِم…
in French injuste…
in Turkish taraflı, tarafgir, haksız…
in Italian ingiusto, sleale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不公平的,不公正的, 不正當的…
in Russian несправедливый, нечестный…
in Polish niesprawiedliwy…
in Spanish injusto…
in Portuguese injusto, desleal…
in German unfair…
in Catalan injust…
in Japanese 不公平な, 不当な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不公平的,不公正的, 不正当的…
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