'Fairly' is used with pleasant adjectives e.g. fairly good, fairly wise etc.
'Rather' is used with unpleasant adjectives e.g. rather dull, rather difficult etc.
The correct sentence should be: “The amount which the Company has paid to the dependents of the dead worker is rather
unjustified.”Use of 'Fairly' and 'Rather'
|A + Fairly + Adjective + Noun|
e.g. a fairly good book
|A + Rather + Adjective + Noun|
e.g. a rather difficult question
|Rather + A/An + Adjective + Noun|
e.g. rather a difficult problem
Fairly is used with positive degree only - fairly good, fairly beautiful etc.
Rather is used with positive and comparative degree - rather bad, rather difficult, rather hotter etc.Note:
Use of 'Fairly too ..... ' is incorrect, 'Rather..... too......' is correct and should be used.Don't say:
Fairly too goodSay:
Rather too good