unfairness

[ uhn-fair ]SEE DEFINITION OF unfairness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNFAIRNESS

He felt the insincerity of his father's laugh, and rebelled against the unfairness of it.

Yet all I could do was to rail against the unfairness of the unwarranted punishment.

Failing there they meant to raise a cry of unfairness and walk out.

If you had not been so busy boasting over your own unfairness you could have heard our approach.

Not the pain of this but its unfairness was what dazed Peter.

No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter.

There was also some charges of unfairness in managing subscriptions.

Washington bore all this fault-finding and unfairness with patient courage.

Where unfairness exists, covetousness must obtain to some extent.

The instinct of her anglo-American nature revolted at the unfairness of the struggle.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English unfægr "unlovely," from un- (1) "not" + fair. Cf. Old Norse ufagr, Gothic unfagrs. Meaning "wicked, evil, bad" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "not equitable, unjust" is first recorded 1713. Related: Unfairly; unfairness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNFAIRNESS

inequity

nounstate of being unequal
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