Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Contrary to justice or a sense of fairness.
  • adjective Contrary to laws or conventions, especially in commerce; unethical.
  • adjective Not kind or considerate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Not smooth, flowing, or regular in outline, or not properly regulated in place, specifically applied to two openings or holes which are intended to match in line when superposed, but by reason of error in adjusting are forced to overlap on the edges.
  • To deprive of fairness or beauty.
  • Not fair.
  • Unseemly; disgraceful.
  • Not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using trick or artifice.
  • Not based on honesty, justice, or fairness; inequitable: as, unfair advantages; unfair practices.= Syn, Unjust, inequitable, partial, one-sided, dishonest, dishonorable. See candid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To deprive of fairness or beauty.
  • adjective Not fair; not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using or involving trick or artifice; dishonest; unjust; unequal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not fair, unjust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ fair

Examples

  • 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.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News

  • 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.

    Casting the MPAA lead

  • 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.

    Five Activists Sentenced in U.A.E.

  • 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.

    Former U.S. senator Chris Dodd is closing in on MPAA gig. Or is he?

  • Then one night on The O'Reilly Factor, I obliquely criticized MSNBC as well as Olbermann and Maddow for what I described as unfair attacks on Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.

    Lanny Davis: Defending Olbermann and Hannity

  • Then one night on The O'Reilly Factor, I obliquely criticized MSNBC as well as Olbermann and Maddow for what I described as unfair attacks on Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.

    Lanny Davis: Defending Olbermann and Hannity

  • In a taped telephone message prepared last month for Trans States pilots, their union leader alleges what he calls unfair disciplinary actions by the airline's management.

    FAA Probes Whether Pilot Sought to Cover Up Mistake

  • Then one night on The O'Reilly Factor, I obliquely criticized MSNBC as well as Olbermann and Maddow for what I described as unfair attacks on Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.

    Lanny Davis: Defending Olbermann and Hannity

  • Then one night on The O'Reilly Factor, I obliquely criticized MSNBC as well as Olbermann and Maddow for what I described as unfair attacks on Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.

    Lanny Davis: Defending Olbermann and Hannity

  • Then one night on The O'Reilly Factor, I obliquely criticized MSNBC as well as Olbermann and Maddow for what I described as unfair attacks on Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign.

    Lanny Davis: Defending Olbermann and Hannity

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