Simple Definition of fairly
: to some degree or extent but not very or extremely : to a reasonable or moderate extent
: in a way that is right or proper : in a fair way
—used for emphasis before a verb that is being used figuratively
Full Definition of fairly
1 : in a handsome manner <a table fairly set>
2 obsolete a : in a gentle manner : quietly b : in a courteous manner
4 a : in a proper or legal manner <fairly priced stocks> b : without bias or distortion : impartially <a story told fairly and objectively>
Examples of fairly
It's a fairly common disease.
I told the story as fairly as possible.
He reports fairly on the issues.
He beat me fairly and squarely.
First Known Use of fairly
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