English vocabulary and translations (See all)
It's not fair. It is not just. The situation is wrong.
to have a sense of fair play to act honorably or according to the rules
fair trade trade that is just and pays the producers of products a decent wage
Other meanings of fair that shouldn't be confused:
a fair a market, a public place where goods are bought and sold, a carnival
a fair lady a beautiful woman (old-fashioned)
fair skin pale skin, white skin
(a) fair (price) : (a) just, reasonable, acceptable (price)
UK: My fair skin means I have to avoid the sun.
US: But mom, it's not fair. I don't even like broccoli.
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- "Passenger : That's not fair, I was here first, I want to go in first class!"
- "Icarus : Uh, lieutenant, that doesn't seem very fair."
- "Mrs Lee : We treat our workers very fairly, Mr Connors."
- "Warbuckle : That test's not fair, I don't know the alphabet even when I'm sober."
- "Passenger : That's not fair, I was here first, I want to go to first class!"
- "Susie : To be fair, the journalist does give a balanced description of each perfume."
- "I think it would only be fair."
- "Brian : Well, that's not fair!"
- "It's not fair to you for me to pretend our relationship is going to work when I know in my heart my attention is elsewhere - Europe."
- "While other airlines set ticket prices for their flights, Mile High Airways has devised a new pricing strategy called 'Fare's fair'."
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