F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fair]
    • /fɛər/
    • /feə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair]
    • /fɛər/

Definitions of fair word

  • adjective fair free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge. 1
  • adjective fair legitimately sought, pursued, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules: a fair fight. 1
  • adjective fair moderately large; ample: a fair income. 1
  • adjective fair neither excellent nor poor; moderately or tolerably good: fair health. 1
  • adjective fair marked by favoring conditions; likely; promising: in a fair way to succeed. 1
  • adjective fair Meteorology. (of the sky) bright; sunny; cloudless to half-cloudy. (of the weather) fine; with no prospect of rain, snow, or hail; not stormy. 1

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Origin of fair

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English fæger; cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German fagar, Old Norse fagr, Gothic fagrs

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Parts of speech for Fair


fair popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fair usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fair

adj fair

  • civil — You use civil to describe events that happen within a country and that involve the different groups of people in it.
  • sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
  • unbiased — not biased or prejudiced; fair; impartial.
  • lawful — allowed or permitted by law; not contrary to law: a lawful enterprise.
  • proper — adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries.

noun fair

  • carnival — A carnival is a public festival during which people play music and sometimes dance in the streets.
  • fairground — Often, fairgrounds. a place where fairs, horse races, etc., are held; in the U.S. usually an area set aside by a city, county, or state for an annual fair and often containing exhibition buildings.
  • midway — several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1300 miles (2095 km) NW of Hawaii: Japanese defeated in a naval battle June, 1942; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
  • amusement park — An amusement park is the same as a funfair.
  • theme park — an amusement park in which landscaping, buildings, and attractions are based on one or more specific themes, as jungle wildlife, fairy tales, or the Old West.

adverb fair

  • undeviatingly — to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.
  • go straight — without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path.
  • unswervingly — to turn aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course.
  • smack-dab — directly; squarely: smack-dab in the middle.

adjective fair

  • fair-minded — characterized by fair judgment; impartial; unprejudiced: a wise and fair-minded judge.
  • open-minded — having or showing a mind receptive to new ideas or arguments.
  • rational — agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible: a rational plan for economic development.
  • nondiscriminatory — characterized by or showing prejudicial treatment, especially as an indication of bias related to age, color, national origin, religion, sex, etc.: discriminatory practices in housing; a discriminatory tax.
  • evenhanded — Fair and having no partiality.

Antonyms for fair

adj fair

  • impolite — not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude: an impolite reply.
  • unkind — lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.
  • dishonest — not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
  • untrustworthy — deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: The treasurer was not entirely trustworthy.
  • biased — If someone is biased, they prefer one group of people to another, and behave unfairly as a result. You can also say that a process or system is biased.

noun fair

  • concealment — Concealment is the state of being hidden or the act of hiding something.
  • hiding — the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.

adjective fair

  • biassed — a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned: illegal bias against older job applicants; the magazine’s bias toward art rather than photography; our strong bias in favor of the idea.
  • poor — having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
  • unattractive — providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality.
  • coloured — Something that is coloured a particular colour is that colour.
  • colourful — Something that is colourful has bright colours or a lot of different colours.

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