1. partiality that is not fair or equitable
Ant: ↑fairness
Derivationally related forms: ↑unfair
Hypernyms: ↑partiality, ↑partisanship
2. an unjust act
Syn: ↑injustice, ↑iniquity, ↑shabbiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑shabby (for: ↑shabbiness), ↑unfair
Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoing, ↑wrongful conduct, ↑misconduct, ↑actus reus
3. injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
Syn: ↑inequity
Ant: ↑equity (for: ↑inequity), ↑fairness
Derivationally related forms: ↑unfair
Hypernyms: ↑injustice, ↑unjustness
Hyponyms: ↑gamesmanship

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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