From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunfairun‧fair /ˌʌnˈfeə◂ $ -ˈfer◂/ ●●●S3 adjective 🔊 🔊 UNFAIRnot right or fair, especially because not everyone has an equalopportunity syn unjust 🔊 an unfair advantage 🔊 laws aimed at preventing unfair competition 🔊 Many employers have recognized that age discrimination is unfair. 🔊 She won £20,000 for unfair dismissal (=being illegally made to leave your job). —unfairly adverb 🔊 Mrs Taylor believes her son has been unfairly treated. 🔊 The tribunal decided that Mr Matthews had been unfairly dismissed. —unfairness noun [uncountable]COLLOCATIONSadverbsvery/most unfairWe live in a very unfair world.totally unfairIt’s totally unfair to blame one player when the team doesn’t play well.extremely/grossly unfairThe system was extremely unfair.a little/slightly unfair (also a bit unfair British English spoken)You’re being slightly unfair on him.blatantly/manifestly/demonstrably unfair (=clearly unfair)The newspaper called the judge’s ruling ‘blatantly unfair.’THESAURUSunfair/not fair not right or fair, especially because not everyone has an equal opportunityThe present welfare system is grossly unfair.It’s not fair that people are paying different prices for the same tickets.unjust not fair or right according to the principles of a particular societyHe believed it was an illegal and unjust war.unjust lawsunequalunfair because people are treated in different ways or because some people have more power than othersWe live in a deeply unequal society.the unequal distribution of global resourcesinequitable formal unfair because people are treated in different ways, or because some people have more power than othersinequitable tax lawsThe system is inequitable, because it makes it possible for rich people to buy a place at university.biased unfairly against or in favour of a particular groupbiased reportingThere were claims that prison bosses were racially biased.The policy was biased against women.The trade laws are biased in favour of rich countries.treating people unfairly because of their race, sex, age etcprejudiced treating someone unfairly and having an unreasonabledislike of them because of their race, sex etc, or because they are old, disabled etcThe media had very prejudiced attitudes towards disabled people.I don’t want to sound prejudiced, but I do think women are better at this type of job.racist treating someone unfairly because of their raceracist remarksChildren pick up racist attitudes from their parents.sexist treating someone unfairly because of their sexHe had made sexist comments to several women in the office.The show was about two female inspectors who had trouble with their sexist bosses.ageist treating someone unfairly because of their age – used especially when old people are unfairly treatedAgeist attitudes result in older people being discriminated against in the workplace.homophobic treating someone unfairly because they are homosexualMany of his songs are homophobic.