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even-handed Syllabification: e·ven-hand·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌēvənˈhandəd/

Definition of even-handed in English:


Fair and impartial in treatment or judgment: an even-handed approach
More example sentences
  • You'd probably agree this proves conclusively that public broadcasting is totally fair and even-handed.
  • What I am interested in is some kind of an even-handed fair play in terms of this prosecution.
  • If you're not seen to be beholden to one group in a party, people feel you'll deal with them in a fair, even-handed way.


Example sentences
  • The note suggests that the author was seeking to review the case fairly and even-handedly and the final conclusion against prosecution comes as something of a surprise.
  • If it is a matter of national interest, and if the Minister wants us to put politics to one side, then she must deal with all parties even-handedly and equally.
  • ‘He treated the prosecution and the defense even-handedly,’ says a Western diplomat.
Example sentences
  • Meier practices the historical craft with an air of impartial even-handedness that makes objectivity in scholarship seem almost possible; he thus misses numerous critical points of ideology or cultural politics.
  • The errant official crowned one of his poorer displays with two of the season's softest penalty awards; though he had the decency and even-handedness to give one to each side, but just looked out of touch all afternoon.
  • And in the spirit of even-handedness and honesty, girls are too.
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