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FAIRNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fairness mean? 

FAIRNESS (noun)
  The noun FAIRNESS has 4 senses:

1. conformity with rules or standards
2. ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
3. the property of having a naturally light complexion
4. the quality of being good looking and attractive

  Familiarity information: FAIRNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAIRNESS (noun)


Sense 1fairness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conformity with rules or standards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fairness; equity

Context example:

the judge recognized the fairness of my claim

Hypernyms ("fairness" is a kind of...):

justice; justness (the quality of being just or fair)

Attribute:

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

unfair; unjust (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fairness"):

non-discrimination (fairness in treating people without prejudice)

sportsmanship (fairness in following the rules of the game)

Antonym:

unfairness (injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards)


Sense 2fairness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

candor; fair-mindedness; candour; fairness

Hypernyms ("fairness" is a kind of...):

impartiality; nonpartisanship (an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally)

Antonym:

unfairness (partiality that is not fair or equitable)


Sense 3fairness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of having a naturally light complexion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

blondness; paleness; fairness

Hypernyms ("fairness" is a kind of...):

complexion; skin color; skin colour (the coloring of a person's face)


Sense 4fairness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being good looking and attractive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

beauteousness; comeliness; loveliness; fairness

Hypernyms ("fairness" is a kind of...):

beauty (the qualities that give pleasure to the senses)


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