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adjective unfair pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈfeə(r)/
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  1. 1
    not fair or reasonable
    grossly unfair (=very unfair): It is grossly unfair to suggest that the school was responsible for this accident.
    unfair dismissal (=the fact of being ordered to leave your job for no good reason): Their claim for unfair dismissal will be properly investigated.
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    an unfair situation is one in which the people involved are not all treated equally or do not all have the same opportunities and advantages
    Farmers complained of unfair competition from cheap imported food.
    Indirect taxes often impose an unfair burden on the poor.
    it is unfair that: It is unfair that not everyone got the chance to vote.
    an unfair advantage: Their very low labour costs give them an unfair advantage in the market.

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