unfair Definition

  • 1not based on or behaving according to the principles of equality and justice
  • 2disadvantageous or unfavorable

Using unfair: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unfair" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The decision was unfair to the minority group.

  • Example

    It's unfair that she gets paid more than me for doing the same job.

  • Example

    The game was unfair because one team had an extra player.

  • Example

    The judge was accused of being unfair in his rulings.

unfair Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for unfair

Phrases with unfair

  • an advantage that is obtained unfairly or dishonestly


    He got an unfair advantage by cheating in the exam.

  • the termination of an employee's contract without a valid reason or without following proper procedures


    She sued her employer for unfair dismissal.

  • competition that is not based on fair or ethical business practices


    The company was accused of engaging in unfair competition by offering lower prices than its competitors.


Summary: unfair in Brief

The term 'unfair' [สŒnหˆfeษ™r] refers to situations that are not based on the principles of equality and justice, often resulting in disadvantage or unfavorable outcomes. Examples include 'The decision was unfair to the minority group.' and 'The game was unfair because one team had an extra player.' 'Unfair' extends into phrases like 'unfair advantage,' denoting an advantage obtained unfairly, and 'unfair competition,' referring to unethical business practices.

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