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unfair

adjective biased, fraudulent, inequitable, jaundiced, not equitable, one-sided, prejudiced, uneven, unjust, unprincipled, unreasonable, weighted
Associated concepts: unfair advantage, unfair claim praccices, unfair competition, unfair labor practices, unfair prooeedings, unfair trade
See also: inequitable, iniquitous, one-sided, partial, sinister, unconscionable, unequal, unethical, unjust, unreasonable, unscrupulous, unwarranted, wrongful

unfair

for the purposes of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts regulations unfairness arises where, contrary to the requirement of GOOD FAITH, the term causes a significant imbalance in the parties' rights and obligations arising under the contract, to the detriment of the consumer. In considering this question, factors taken into consideration include the nature of the goods and services which are the subject matter of a contract and circumstances ‘attending’ the contract's formation such as undue pressure. Examples of terms which may be regarded as unfair are specified as those which exclude liability for death or personal injury, give the seller a right to extend the contract unilaterally, impose harsh penalties for breaching the contract or which erect barriers to use of courts. Fair dealing requires that a supplier should not, whether deliberately or unconsciously, take advantage of the consumer's necessity, indigence, lack of experience, unfamiliarity with the subject matter of the contract, or weak bargaining position.
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And so the Colonial Office appointed John Clayton to a new post in British West Africa, but his confidential instructions centered on a thorough investigation of the unfair treatment of black British subjects by the officers of a friendly European power.
It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.
I consider you the most honest and upright of men--more honest and upright than any other man; and if anybody says that your mind is--is sometimes affected, you know--it is unfair.
I am indeed pleased to hear that you did not intend to profit by your unfair advantage," said Soames.
Any other course my daily observation in the South convinces me, will be unjust to the Negro, unjust to the white man, and unfair to the rest of the state in the Union, and will be, like slavery, a sin that at some time we shall have to pay for.
Everything that reminded him of his past was repugnant to him, and so in his relations with that former circle he confined himself to trying to do his duty and not to be unfair.
I may mention here that David is a stout believer in prayer, and has had his first fight with another young Christian who challenged him to the jump and prayed for victory, which David thought was taking an unfair advantage.
It's a beastly unfair arrangement, but I suppose it's too late to upset it.
He had been scrupulously careful to take no unfair advantage of his opportunity, when he had removed her from the meeting, and when they had walked together, with hardly a creature to observe them, in the lonely outskirts of the town.
Mind, I don't say that there was anything unfair, but so it was.
It was unfair, but it enabled Danny to rise, the smile back on his lips.
One-tenth of the cases that come before the court are caused by unfair easement.