Unfair is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unfair, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception
EXAMPLES - Unfair in a Sentence
- Coming up, the feds target what they call unfair credit card practices. (source)
- They have initiated steps to end what they call unfair and deceptive practices. (source)
- Beijing is increasingly pushing back against what it calls unfair protectionism. (source)
- Now, some are going to extreme measures to fight what they call unfair foreclosures. (source)
- Regulators are considering new ways to fight what they call unfair and deceptive practices. (source)
- But the president wants to do is ban what he calls unfair rate increases, abusive fees and penalties. (source)
- Federal regulators plan to tackle what they call unfair and deceptive practices in the credit industry. (source)
- Thursday to redress what they called the unfair reporting of the controversial land redistribution programme. (source)
- Sandton ratepayers have embarked on a rates boycott in protest at what they call unfair rates hikes in the area. (source)
- Camerer's colleague Tertius Delport used the opportunity to lament what he termed unfair discrimination against whites. (source)
- Annan lashed out at what he calls unfair media coverage of his son's role in the U. N.'s oil-for-food program with Iraq. (source)
- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has introduced a bill to crack down on the credit card companies and what she calls unfair practices. (source)
- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe criticized what he called unfair media reports aimed at muddying the image of developing countries, as (source)
- Silva, a former labor union leader, wants an end to what he calls unfair trade, such as agricultural subsidies in Europe and the United States. (source)
- The trade union federation cited incidents dating back to 2005 ranging from what it described as unfair dismissals to the death of farm workers. (source)
- Australia's Aboriginees are planning protests during the forthcoming Olympic Games to highlight what they call unfair treatment by the government. (source)
- The 60-page report also says the board should have protected shareholders from what it called unfair dealings in a company run outside partnership. (source)
- That's rankled the Quebec government, which sees the project as direct competition to its own utility and opposes what it calls unfair federal backing. (source)
- Members were also unhappy about what they called the unfair application of a bonus scheme in which managers 'bonuses were comparatively higher than theirs. (source)
- One speaker after another talked about the lack of opportunity, what they called unfair competition from China, and the disappearance of manufacturing jobs. (source)
- Before Wright spoke, a series of Detroit religious and civil rights leaders defended him against what they called unfair media attacks and praised his ministry. (source)
- A few pupils were injured last month when classmates boycotted examinations at the Ongandjera school because of what they called the unfair expulsion of a classmate. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Mulder said viewers and television license holders should protest the plan, which he called unfair to Afrikaners because it reduced the amount of programming in their language. (source)
- The ministry said it will issue a report soon on what it calls an "unfair process" in Argentina, but that Iran is ready now to begin a constructive dialogue with Argentine officials. (source)
- Nurses at a Pretoria old-age home on Thursday entered the fourth day of a strike to protest what they called unfair labour practices, the Education, Health, Church, Welfare and Allied (source)
- 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. (source)
- He also noted "Bank Transfer Day," held nationwide on Saturday, an effort to get customers of big banks to close their accounts in protest of high fees and what they call unfair lending practices. (source)
- Officials there in Miami at the U.S. courthouse angry, in their words, at what they described as unfair and dangerous attitude on the part of the U.S. government toward 6-year - old Elian Gonzalez. (source)
- A Zimbabwe magistrate on Monday released 37 food rioters who were arrested for besieging a state-run grain distribution depot over what they called unfair distribution of the scarce staple, maize meal. (source)
- He says international reporters were banned for being what he calls unfair and misleading in their coverage and says we shouldn't connect the media restrictions to speculation about a tighter crackdown. (source)
- A large group of students went on the rampage on Tuesday, damaging and looting university premises to protest against what they called unfair financial policies after a one percent tuition fee was announced. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Dr Jiyane said the IFP's commitment to the GNU was threatened by what he called unfair government attempts under the direction of the ANC to "harass IFP members" during investigations of violence in the province. (source)
- Committee members urged the UIF to re-examine the decision, which they described as unfair to both civil servants and private sector companies that were obliged to contribute despite their own financial constraints. (source)
- CONCORD - The New Hampshire Department of Corrections has been taken to court by its corrections union president, over what he describes as unfair treatment that kept him out of work and without benefits for more than a year. (source)
- In August, a federal judge in California ordered Wells Fargo & Co. to change what he called "unfair and deceptive business practices" that led customers to pay multiple overdraft fees, and to pay $203 million back to customers. (source)
- Popcru is furthermore demanding that transport be provided for those working night shift, the withdrawal of limitations on medical aid provisions for doctors consultations, and an end to what it described as unfair suspensions and dismissals. (source)
- New Hampshire Union Leader CONCORD - The New Hampshire Department of Corrections must pay $150,000 to its correction officers union president, for what he describes as unfair treatment that kept him out of work and without benefits for more than a year. (source)
- There's been talk about it for a long time but now both parties in Congress are looking at doing something about it, actually imposing laws that would punish China for keeping its currency low and for, you know, having what it calls unfair trade practices. (source)
- Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, an especially corrupt member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was the key spokesperson for the GOP against the legislation which he called unfair to Halliburton, one of the biggest Republican Party contributors in history. (source)
- President Robert Mugabe's government has seized about 5,000 white-owned farms for redistribution to blacks since 2000, saying it aims to correct what it calls unfair land ownership by whites that has continued after the colonial era ended with independence from Britain in 1980. (source)
- But his explanations evolved during a day in which conservative supporters rallied against what they called an unfair attack from the news media, while others expressed fresh doubts about a campaign that has yet to prove it has the mettle to survive a national nominating battle. (source)
- 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. (source)
- BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Wolf, that is what it's being called, because, in these hard economic times, the average American family is increasingly using credit cards to buy essentials, like groceries, and members of Congress worry Americans are having a hard time digging out of that debt because of what they call unfair practices by credit card companies. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "unfair" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 48 synonyms for unfair.
arbitrary, bad, base, biased, bigoted, blameworthy, cheating, criminal, crooked, cruel, culpable, discreditable, discriminatory, dishonest, dishonorable, foul, grievous, illegal, immoral, improper, inequitable, inexcusable, iniquitous, injurious, low, mean, one-sided, partial, partisan, petty, shameful, shameless, uncalled-for, undue, unethical, unjust, unjustifiable, unlawful, unprincipled, unreasonable, unrightful, unscrupulous, unsporting, unwarranted, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong
We have 20 antonyms for unfair.
appropriate, authorized, correct, decent, ethical, fair, good, honest, impartial, just, justifiable, lawful, legal, moral, reasonable, right, suitable, unbiased, uncorrupt, unprejudiced
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unfair from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Not just or evenhanded; biased: an unfair call by an umpire.
- (adjective) Contrary to laws or conventions, especially in commerce; unethical: unfair trading.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Not fair, unjust.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To deprive of fairness or beauty.
- (adjective) Not fair; not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using or involving trick or artifice; dishonest; unjust; unequal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (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.
- (None) Not fair.
- (None) Unseemly; disgraceful.
- (None) Not honest; not impartial; disingenuous; using trick or artifice.
- (None) Not based on honesty, justice, or fairness; inequitable: as, unfair advantages; unfair practices.= Syn, Unjust, inequitable, partial, one-sided, dishonest, dishonorable. See candid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception