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

Definitions of fairweather word

  • noun fairweather Mount, a mountain in SE Alaska. 15,292 feet (4660 meters). 1
  • adjective fairweather used in or intended for fair weather only. 1
  • adjective fairweather weakening or failing in time of trouble: His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money. 1
  • noun fairweather Mountmountain on the border between SE Alaska and NW British Columbia: 15,300 ft (4,663 m) 0
  • adjective fairweather Alternative spelling of fair-weather. 0

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Origin of fairweather

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Fairweather


fairweather popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fairweather

adj fairweather

  • 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 fairweather

adj fairweather

  • 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.

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