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fairness

fair·ness
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fair-nis]
    • /ˈfɛər nɪs/
    • /ˈfeə.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-nis]
    • /ˈfɛər nɪs/

Definitions of fairness word

  • noun fairness the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness: I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work. 1
  • noun fairness the quality of being light of hair or complexion: She was proud of the fairness of her skin, and never went out without a parasol and gloves. 1
  • noun fairness The property of being fair. 1
  • noun fairness legitimacy 1
  • noun fairness evenness 1
  • noun fairness skin, hair: light colouring 1

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Parts of speech for Fairness

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fairness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% 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".

fairness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fairness

noun fairness

  • righteousness — the quality or state of being righteous.
  • civility — politeness or courtesy, esp when formal
  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
  • legitimacy — the state or quality of being legitimate.
  • integrity — adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Antonyms for fairness

noun fairness

  • dishonesty — lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
  • falsehood — a false statement; lie. Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication, falsification, canard, invention, fiction, story.
  • indecency — the quality or condition of being indecent.
  • impropriety — the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.

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