Meaning of “unfair” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ʌnˈfeər/
Extra Examples
The law prevents unfair trade practices.She argued that the new regulations were unfair.He claimed that his competitors had been given an unfair advantage.The agency works to prevent unfair business practices.Observers claimed the trial has been unfair.

B1 not treating people in an equal way:

an unfair system
The test was unfair because some people had seen it before.

B2 not true and morally wrong:

[ + to do sth ] It's unfair to blame Frank for everything.
unfairly adverb
unfairness noun [ U ]

(Definition of “unfair” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)