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Definition of "unfair" []

  • Not just or evenhanded; biased: an unfair call by an umpire. (adjective)
  • Contrary to laws or conventions, especially in commerce; unethical: unfair trading. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unfair" in a sentence
  • "People for Progressive Transportation, which opposes passage of the measure, filed a lawsuit claiming the words "maintained and improved" make the title unfair and biased."
  • "Another factor: the growing voices of independent filmmakers, who resent what they call unfair influence of big Hollywood studios on the issues of intellectual property rights, trade and the MPAA's rating board."
  • "All five deny the charges against them and have been on a hunger strike for two weeks to protest what they describe as unfair trial proceedings, including what they said was inadequate access to their lawyers and insufficient time for the defense to present its case or cross-examine state witnesses."