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English definition of “unfair”

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]
(Definition of unfair from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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