unfair O.E. unfægr "unlovely," from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + FAIR (Cf. fair). Cf. O.N. ufagr, Goth. unfagrs. Meaning "wicked, evil, bad" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "not equitable, unjust" is first recorded 1713.

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