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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair weth -er]
    • /fɛər ˈwɛð ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair weth -er]
    • /fɛər ˈwɛð ər/

Definitions of fair-weather word

  • adjective fair-weather used in or intended for fair weather only. 1
  • adjective fair-weather weakening or failing in time of trouble: His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money. 1
  • adjective fair-weather for use in good weather 1
  • adjective fair-weather unreliable in difficulty 1
  • adjective fair-weather You use fair-weather to refer to someone who offers help to someone, or who takes part in a particular activity, only when it is easy or pleasant for them to do so. 0
  • adjective fair-weather suitable for use in fair weather only 0

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Origin of fair-weather

First appearance:

before 1730
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1730-40

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Parts of speech for Fair-weather


fair-weather popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for fair-weather

adj fair-weather

  • treacherous — characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous.
  • deceitful — If you say that someone is deceitful, you mean that they behave in a dishonest way by making other people believe something that is not true.
  • dishonest — not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
  • irresponsible — said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility: His refusal to work shows him to be completely irresponsible.
  • disloyal — false to one's obligations or allegiances; not loyal; faithless; treacherous.

Antonyms for fair-weather

adj fair-weather

  • honest — honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.
  • loyal — faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state: a loyal subject.
  • harmless — without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous: He looks mean but he's harmless; a harmless Halloween prank.
  • reliable — that may be relied on or trusted; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information.
  • truthful — telling the truth, especially habitually: a truthful person.

Top questions with fair-weather

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