- 1With justice: he could not fairly be accused of wasting police timeMore example sentences
justly, equitably, impartially, without bias, without prejudice, without fear or favour, with an open mind, open-mindedly, even-handedly, objectively, neutrally, disinterestedly; properly, lawfully, legally, legitimately, licitly, by the book, in accordance with the rules, according to the rules; equally, the same• informal fairly and squarely
- Trade doesn't have to exploit the poor; done fairly, it can actually end poverty.
- Yet we somehow find a way to compete fairly and still get along for the betterment of the team.
- Would you trust this man to behave fairly, honestly, and ethically in his portfolio?
- 2 [usually as submodifier] To a moderately high degree: I was fairly certain she had nothing to do with the affairMore example sentences
- Most of our fine police officers have a fairly large degree of discretion to use.
- It's still fairly big and quite bulky but we're gradually getting there.
- The demo came out really well; recorded fairly quickly, pretty much live and without too much fuss.
- 2.1Actually (used to emphasize something surprising or extreme): he fairly snarled at herMore example sentences
- Uh Huh Her was written and recorded entirely in her Dorset home, and is a fairly extreme reaction to her previous work.
- We're fairly surprised that Whitney and Bobby are now officially the tackiest couple of the year.
- After what happened last time, I was fairly surprised that he stopped at all.