Unfair vs Larcenous - What's the difference?

unfair | larcenous |


As adjectives the difference between unfair and larcenous

is that unfair is not fair, unjust while larcenous is given to larceny, tending to thievery.

unfair

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Not fair, unjust.
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    It was unfair for the boss to give larger bonuses to his friends.

    See also

    * biased * cheating * discriminatory * dishonest * dishonorable * disproportionate * excessive * foul * inequitable * invidious * partial * prejudiced * underhanded * unequal * unethical * uneven * unfavorable * unjust * unjustified * unwarranted * wrong * wrongful

    Antonyms

    * fair * just

    larcenous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Given to larceny, tending to thievery.
  • Resembling theft, often applied to legal actions that seem unfair.
  • :These late fees are larcenous . I should have read the fine print before signing.
  • Derived terms

    * larcenously