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FAIRLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fairly mean? 

FAIRLY (adverb)
  The adverb FAIRLY has 3 senses:

1. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
2. without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
3. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

  Familiarity information: FAIRLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAIRLY (adverb)


Sense 1fairly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a moderately sufficient extent or degree

Synonyms:

fairly; within reason; reasonably; passably; moderately; middling; somewhat

Context examples:

the shoes are priced reasonably / he is fairly clever with computers / they lived comfortably within reason


Sense 2fairly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

Synonyms:

evenhandedly; fair; fairly

Context example:

deal fairly with one another

Pertainym:

fair (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules)


Sense 3fairly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

Synonyms:

fair; clean; fairly

Context example:

they played fairly

Antonym:

unfairly (in an unfair manner)

Pertainym:

fair (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules)


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