Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being unfair, in any sense.
- n. uncountable The state of being unfair
- n. uncountable A lack of justice
- n. countable An unjust act
- n. injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
- n. partiality that is not fair or equitable
- n. an unjust act
- unfair + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Suppose a group believes in common that acts may suffer from a special moral defect which they call unfairness, and which consists in a wrongful division of benefits and burdens, or a wrongful attribution of praise or blame.”
“It also addresses what he described as "unfairness and prejudice toward gay and lesbian couples" who might not be entitled to payments, if their civil unions or marriages aren't recognized in Indiana.”
“African leaders meeting in South Africa have hit out at the international criminal court over what they called unfairness to the continent.”
“But hey, I guess if we are operating under the assumption that soccer fans revel in unfairness at the hands of a central, arbitrary power, they they will probably love this change.”
“For anyone who thinks that the Electoral College is unfair because it could allow less than 50% of the country to elect a president, just remember that most of that unfairness comes from the Senate side of the equation.”
“In a country built on slavery, Jim Crow and lynching, as well as one which to this day has a significant statistical difference in economic stability between races (as evidenced by the article at top), white people whining about unfairness is about as gauche as it gets.”
“Hillary will get our total support It's never over till it's over, especially when bias and unfairness is involved.”
“They need to remember that Americans 'sense of outrage at perceived unfairness is as American as apple pie.”
“The unfairness is that you are not smart enough to be human.”
“We also found that, out of the fifty-seven or so public or national bodies, commissions, committees and boards that we were attempting to obtain information from, there were at least a dozen that refused to give us the information because of the Privacy of Information Act. Another example of unfairness is seen when we look at the Senate, the Upper House, which is supposed to give more say to the less-populated regions.”
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