What does unfair mean?

Definitions for unfair
ʌnˈfɛərun·fair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfair, unjustadjective

    not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

    "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"

Wiktionary

  1. unfairadjective

    Not fair, unjust.

    It was unfair for the boss to give larger bonuses to his friends.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unfairadjective

    Disingenuous; subdolous; not honest.

    You come, like an unfair merchant, to charge me with being in your debt. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfairverb

    to deprive of fairness or beauty

  2. Unfairadjective

    not fair; not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using or involving trick or artifice; dishonest; unjust; unequal

Freebase

  1. Unfair

    Unfair is an action Japanese television drama with 11 episodes and one TV special, aired in Japan in 2006 on Fuji-TV, and followed by a movie Unfair: The Movie in 2007 with the same cast.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfair

    un-fār′, adj. not fair: dishonest: unequal.—v.t. (Shak.) to deprive of beauty.—adv. Unfair′ly.—n. Unfair′ness, the state of being unfair, dishonest, or unjust.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfair' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4768

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfair' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3672

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfair' in Adjectives Frequency: #620

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfair in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unfair in a Sentence

  1. David Bernstein:

    I think the professor erred by retroactively tossing out the exam question because of these complaints, law school exams are timed. Some students might have spent more time on this question than on other questions, some mighthave done the opposite. Tossing out the question is grossly unfair to the former students.

  2. French Open:

    For sure my best years in tennis didn't happen, but my life in tennis was great and it would be unfair to ask for more.

  3. Shakir Parvez Shaikh:

    The lessons are interesting. We talk about how boys and girls are equal as human beings, but how we treat girls differently, for example, girls are not allowed to play cricket or watch as much television as boys because they have to do housework or because it is not safe outside for them. I didn't realize before ... I think it's unfair.

  4. Dan Malloy:

    The vote of every American citizen should count equally, yet under the current system, voters from sparsely populated states are awarded significantly more power than those from states like Connecticut, this is fundamentally unfair.

  5. Loraya Harrington-Trujillo:

    After reading the Vogue article, so many friends reached out to me and said how unfair and terrible [ Cooper's ] story was, i texted them all back and said what are you willing to do to help ?

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