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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
Translations of “unfair”
in Arabic ظالِم…
in Korean 불공평한…
in Malaysian tdk adil…
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 Vietnamese không công bằng…
in Spanish injusto…
in Portuguese injusto, desleal…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่ยุติธรรม…
in German unfair…
in Catalan injust…
in Japanese 不公平な, 不当な…
in Indonesian tidak adil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不公平的,不公正的, 不正当的…
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