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un·fair / ˌənˈfe(ə)r/ • adj. not based on or behaving according to the principles of equality and justice: at times like these the legal system appears inhumane and unfair. ∎  unkind, inconsiderate, or unreasonable: you're unfair to criticize like that when she's never done you any harm. ∎  not following the rules of a game or sport.DERIVATIVES: un·fair·ly adv.un·fair·ness n.