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unfair

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈfeər/
not morally right, or not treating people in an equal way: Businesses argue that the tax idea is unfair because it is based on revenue, rather than profit. We will not accept unfair treatment of individuals whether it be because of race, sex, age or religion. Critics of the bill think that new service providers will be given an unfair advantage over cable companies with existing franchise agreements. unfair competition/practices/subsidiesbe/seem unfair to do sth It is unfair to judge infrastructure services on the basis of return on investment.be/seem unfair that It seems unfair that the Scottish and Irish fishing industries should be hardest hit when other EU countries have also contributed to the over-fishing problem. grossly/really unfair
unfairly adverb
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