unfair
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ʌnˈfɛə(ɹ)/, [ɐnˈfɛə(ɹ)], /ʌnˈfɛː(ɹ)/, [ɐnˈfɛː(ɹ)]
  • (America) IPA: /ʌnˈfɛɚ/
Adjective

unfair (comparative unfairer, superlative unfairest)

  1. (rare or archaic) not beautiful; uncomely; unattractive
  2. (archaic or obsolete) sorrowful; sad
  3. (archaic) unseemly; disgraceful
  4. not fair, unjust
    It was unfair for the boss to give larger bonuses to his friends.
    Antonyms: fair, just
Translations Verb

unfair (unfairs, present participle unfairing; past and past participle unfaired)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to make ugly
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 5”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. Neuer before Imprinted, London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, OCLC 216596634 ↗:
      Those hours that with gentle work did frame / The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell / Will play the tyrants to the very same / And that unfair which fairly doth excel.
    Synonyms: devenustate



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