fair-mind·​ed ˈfer-ˌmīn-dəd How to pronounce fair-minded (audio)
: marked by impartiality and honesty : just, unprejudiced
fair-mindedness noun

Examples of fair-minded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The case involved an egregious and straightforward violation of the First Amendment, and Sotomayor’s name on the opinion drives home the fact that there’s really only one fair-minded way to decide this case. Ian Millhiser, Vox, 30 May 2024 Many fair-minded individuals praised Haley for her honesty and courage in taking on and sharply criticizing a behemoth. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 24 May 2024 The Moon in fair-minded Libra will start the day off with a pair of awkward angles, first to excitable Jupiter in Taurus, then to loving Venus in Pisces. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 26 Mar. 2024 But no fair-minded observer could equate the policies of Seoul and Pyongyang. Jennifer Lind, Foreign Affairs, 19 Apr. 2023 Luna pulls everything together with fair-minded Venus, adding a code of ethics to our elevated mindset. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 Evan Chalmers, cheerful, respectful, fair-minded and friendly as a coach, who has always been a pleasure to be around, started coaching football and baseball at Laguna Beach High in the late 1980s after graduating from San Diego State. Richard Dunn, Orange County Register, 16 May 2024 When he was appointed special counsel, his former colleagues described him as fair-minded and apolitical. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024 But any fair-minded person would temper it with the previous and current physical, humanitarian and political atrocities that the Palestinians have endured for generations. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 3 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fair-minded was in 1645

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“Fair-minded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair-minded. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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