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Unfair - thesaurus

Synonyms

unfair

adjective

not fair or reasonable

unjust

adjective

an unjust decision, judgment, or action is not fair or reasonable, or is not done according to accepted legal or moral standards

unequal

adjective

not giving the same treatment or opportunities to everyone, and therefore unfair

unreasonable

adjective

not fair

one-sided

adjective

something that is one-sided is unfair because it shows or considers only one aspect of something

arbitrary

adjective

used about actions that are considered to be unfair

biased

adjective

preferring one person, thing, or idea to another in a way that is unfair

wrongful

adjective

unfair, or illegal

unjustified

adjective

not fair, or not based on any good reason

partial

adjective

supporting one person, group, or opinion more than any others when you should be fair to all those involved

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a bit much

used for saying that you think something is unfair

a crying shame

used for emphasizing how bad or unfair something is

all’s fair in love and war

used for saying that unfair behavior is allowed in some situations

bad

adjective

not fair, acceptable, or reasonable

be fair

used for telling someone to stop being unreasonable

below the belt

a comment that is below the belt is cruel and unfair

be stacked against you

if something is stacked against you, it is unfair and will probably cause you to fail

bum

adjective

informal bad or unfair

by fair means or foul

using whatever methods are necessary, even dishonest or illegal methods

the cards/odds are stacked against you

used for saying that you are likely to fail, often because people are being unfair

cheap

adjective

a cheap action or remark is unfair or unkind and does not deserve respect

cheapjack

adjective

unfair or unkind

criminal

adjective

bad, wrong, or unfair in a way that makes you angry

cruel

adjective

cruel events or situations make people suffer in a way that seems unfair

cutthroat

adjective

a cutthroat activity or situation is one in which people behave in an unfair or immoral way in order to get an advantage over other people

dirty

adjective

using dishonest or unfair methods

down-and-dirty

adjective

American not fair or honest

elitist

adjective

supporting or based on a system in which a small group of people have a lot of advantages and keep the most power and influence

feudal

adjective

similar to feudalism because ordinary people do not have many rights

for your pains

used for emphasizing that you have not been properly rewarded for your efforts

harsh

adjective

harsh actions, words, judgments, or laws are strict, unkind, and often unfair

(I) can’t say fairer than that

used for saying that something is the best and fairest offer you can make

illiberal

adjective

formal putting unfair and unreasonable limits on people’s freedom to say or do what they want

inequitable

adjective

formal unfair because people are not being treated equally

it’s a dog’s life

used for saying that life is not fair and is full of troubles

monstrous

adjective

cruel, unfair, or morally wrong

not cricket

not fair or socially correct

one-sided

adjective

in a one-sided activity, one of the people or groups involved has a lot more skill, power, etc. than the other

opportunistic

adjective

showing disapproval looking for and taking an opportunity, often in a way that is unfair or harms someone else

oppressive

adjective

oppressive leaders, governments, or laws treat people unfairly or in a cruel way

prejudicial

adjective

formal encouraging prejudiced ideas or opinions

shabby

adjective

not fair, or not honest

shitty

adjective

impolite shitty behavior is very cruel and unfair

slanted

adjective

done in a way that gives more attention or support to a particular person, group, or idea

spitball

adjective

Americaninformal unfair, or dishonest

there’s no justice (in the world)

used for saying that something is not fair

tyrannical

adjective

using power in a cruel and unfair way

undemocratic

adjective

not representing the wishes of the majority of people and therefore unfair

uneven

adjective

not fairly balanced or equally shared

unlucky

adjective

used when the bad thing that happens seems unfair

unprovoked

adjective

an unprovoked attack is made on someone who has done nothing wrong

unrewarded

adjective

if something that you do goes unrewarded, you do not achieve or get what you wanted as a result

unsporting

adjective

unsporting behavior is not fair or polite, especially during competitions

unwarranted

adjective

not fair or necessary

weighted

adjective

designed to produce a particular effect or result by giving more importance to one thing than another

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