Etymology
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unfair (adj.)

Old English unfægr "unlovely, not beautiful, deformed, hideous, unlovable," from un- (1) "not" + fair (adj.). Similar formation in Old Norse ufagr, Gothic unfagrs. Meaning "wicked, evil, bad" is recorded from c. 1300. Sense of "not equitable, unjust" is first recorded 1713. Related: Unfairly.

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of unfair from WordNet

unfair (adj.)
not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception;
it was an unfair trial
took an unfair advantage
used unfair methods
Synonyms: unjust
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