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unfair

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈfeər/
NOT EQUAL B1 not treating people in an equal way: an unfair system The test was unfair because some people had seen it before.Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
NOT RIGHT B2 not true and morally wrong: [+ to do sth] It's unfair to blame Frank for everything.Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
unfairly adverb unfairness noun [U]
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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