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"unfair" in British English

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unfairadjective

uk   /ʌnˈfeər/  us   /ʌnˈfer/
B1 not ​treatingpeople in an ​equal way, or not ​morallyright: an unfair ​system [+ to infinitive] It's unfair to ​blame Robert.

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unfairly
adverb uk   /ʌnˈfeə.li/  us   /ʌnˈfer.li/
unfairness
noun [U] uk   /ʌnˈfeə.nəs/  us   /ʌnˈfer.nəs/
(Definition of unfair from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unfair" in American English

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unfairadjective

 us   /ʌnˈfeər/
not ​fair : It ​seems unfair to ​tax you both where you ​work and where you ​live.
unfairly
adverb  us   /ʌnˈfer·li, -ˈfær-/
The ​company unfairly ​denied her ​medicalbenefits.
unfairness
noun [U]  us   /ʌnˈfer·nəs, -ˈfær-/
(Definition of unfair from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unfair" in Business English

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unfairadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈfeər/
not morally ​right, or not ​treatingpeople in an ​equal way: Businesses argue that the ​taxidea 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 ​billthink that new ​serviceproviders will be given an unfair ​advantage over ​cablecompanies with existing ​franchiseagreements. unfair ​competition/​practices/​subsidiesbe/seem unfair to do sth It is unfair to ​judgeinfrastructureservices on the ​basis of ​return on ​investment.be/seem unfair that It seems unfair that the Scottish and Irish fishing ​industries should be ​hardesthit when other EU countries have also ​contributed to the over-fishing problem. grossly/really unfair
unfairly
adverb
Some ​departmentsclaim that they were ​treated unfairly in the ​reorganization.
(Definition of unfair from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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