un fair

unfair

[uhn-fair]
adjective
1.
not fair; not conforming to approved standards, as of justice, honesty, or ethics: an unfair law; an unfair wage policy.
2.
disproportionate; undue; beyond what is proper or fitting: an unfair share.

Origin:
before 900; 1705–15 for def 1; Middle English: uncomely, ugly; Old English unfæger; cognate with Old Norse ūfagr. See un-1, fair1

unfairly, adverb
unfairness, noun
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unfair (ʌnˈfɛə)
 
adj
1.  characterized by inequality or injustice
2.  dishonest or unethical
 
un'fairly
 
adv
 
un'fairness
 
n

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unfair
O.E. unfægr "unlovely," from un- (1) "not" + fair. Cf. O.N. ufagr, Goth. unfagrs. Meaning "wicked, evil, bad" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "not equitable, unjust" is first recorded 1713.
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