1 impartial, even-handed, disinterested, equitable, just, unprejudiced, unbiased, objective, Colloq square:
Judge Leaver is known for his fair decisions. We are counting on your sense of fair play.
2 honest, above-board, honourable, lawful, trustworthy, legitimate, proper, upright, straightforward:
He won the trophy in a fair fight.
3 light, blond(e), fair-haired, flaxen-haired, tow-headed, tow-haired; light-complexioned, peaches and cream, rosy; unblemished, clear, spotless, immaculate:
She has fair hair and fair skin.
4 satisfactory, adequate, respectable, pretty good, tolerable, passable, all right, average, decent, middling, reasonable, comme ci, comme ça, not bad; mediocre, indifferent, Colloq so so, OK or okay:
The performance was fair but not outstanding.
5 favourable, clear, sunny, fine, dry, bright, cloudless, pleasant, halcyon, benign:
Fair weather is promised for tomorrow's picnic.
6 unobstructed, open, clear, free:
Every spectator has a fair view of the football field.
7 attractive, good-looking, handsome, comely, pretty, beautiful, pulchritudinous, lovely, beauteous:
Faint heart never won fair lady.
8 civil, courteous, polite, gracious, agreeable:
She was not deceived by his fair words.
fête, festival, kermis or kirmess, exhibition, exposition, show; market, bazaar, mart, US exhibit:
Ashby will judge the sheep at the annual fair.
be, seem | make sth
I'll give you ten pounds each to make it fair.
| consider sth, think sth
I didn't think it fair that the others should be allowed to go but not me.
It's important to be scrupulously fair when marking the final exam paper.
| absolutely, completely, entirely, perfectly, quite, totally
I don't care what he thinks. It seems perfectly fair to me. That doesn't seem quite fair.
It's hardly fair that I should be working while everyone else is enjoying themselves!
| pretty, reasonably
to be fair
To be fair, we hadn't really spent enough time on the job.
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