evenhanded

adjective
even·​hand·​ed | \ ˌē-vən-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce evenhanded (audio) \

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Other Words from evenhanded

evenhandedly adverb
evenhandedness noun

Examples of evenhanded in a Sentence

I thought it was an evenhanded assessment of her performance. an evenhanded meting out of punishment
Recent Examples on the Web As the Chauvin case illustrates, the law itself may block an evenhanded depiction of a victim's life. Albert W. Alschuler, Star Tribune, "'Spark of life' evidence could backfire in Floyd case," 18 Mar. 2021 The second half of the week may give you a chance to handle tricky relationship issues with a more evenhanded amount of cooperation and generosity. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Jan. 17, 2021: Happy birthday Zooey Deschanel; Aquarius, watch for red flags," 17 Jan. 2021 Abby Phillip, joining network stalwarts Dana Bash and Jake Tapper at the table to provide evenhanded and perceptive commentary throughout Election Week (and making the whole island of Trinidad proud in the process). Justin Curto, Vulture, "CNN’s Abby Phillip Is Getting Her Own Show," 11 Jan. 2021 Most of the information available to us in the past was edited, however imperfectly, for evenhanded truth. Jack Davies, Star Tribune, "Can democracy survive the internet?," 25 Sep. 2020 Pompeo's announcements were largely symbolic and could be reversed by the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has promised a more evenhanded approach to Israel and the Palestinians. Joseph Krauss, Star Tribune, "Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement," 20 Nov. 2020 In the spotlight, Mr. Wallace was keenly aware of the complexity of his task: ensuring an evenhanded debate, avoiding taking sides, allowing candidates to express themselves while keeping the discussion substantive. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, "Chris Wallace Calls Debate ‘a Terrible Missed Opportunity’," 30 Sep. 2020 Objective zoning ordinances are the standard for a reason: to ensure evenhanded and comprehensive treatment of all applications. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Trump's debts, Minneapolis police, Excelsior construction rules," 29 Sep. 2020 The leadership in Houston strives to remain evenhanded and fair among a few dozen of the most ambitious individuals on the planet. Washington Post, "As the possibility of going to space grows, U.S. astronauts still don’t know how they get picked to fly," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of evenhanded

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Evenhanded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evenhanded. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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evenhanded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of evenhanded

: not favoring one side or group over another

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