evenhanded

adjective
even·hand·ed | \ˌē-vən-ˈhan-dəd \

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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

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More recently, Paris has taken a more evenhanded approach. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Libyan Strongman’s Illness Stokes Fears of a Succession Feud," 19 Apr. 2018 Cries for impeachment recurred when the court released a more evenhanded map. Meghan Leonard, Washington Post, "Republicans are calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania judges. It’s nothing new.," 5 Mar. 2018 The public can always count on the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to try to pursue justice in a fair and evenhanded manner. Chris Palmer, Philly.com, "Meek Mill is free, but his case goes on," 25 Apr. 2018 Whereas previous presidents and their administrations have gone out of their way to appear evenhanded, Trump has made no secret of his affinity for Israeli positions. Washington Post, "US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift," 25 Apr. 2018 Tillerson and Mattis, who noted the close U.S. military relationship with Qatar, quickly issued evenhanded statements calling for dialogue. Karen Deyoung, chicagotribune.com, "Mike Pompeo will face host of foreign policy challenges if confirmed as secretary of state," 13 Mar. 2018 America Alone,’ [Gary] Cohn said Tuesday, while insisting on evenhanded trade relationships. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump surprises his lawyers and alarms his friends by saying he will talk with Mueller," 25 Jan. 2018 At his Senate confirmation hearing last month, Powell impressed his listeners as an evenhanded moderate who favored the kind of incremental stance toward rate hikes that both Yellen and her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, embraced. Martin Crutsinger, chicagotribune.com, "Fed boosts benchmark rate for third time this year," 13 Dec. 2017 At his Senate confirmation hearing last month, Powell impressed his listeners as an evenhanded moderate who favored the kind of incremental stance toward rate hikes that both Yellen and her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, embraced. Washington Post, "Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018," 13 Dec. 2017

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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evenhanded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of evenhanded

: not favoring one side or group over another

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