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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The show is set in a grim future where just 10,000 people remain, and everyone lives deep underground, where, of course, their society still has a fair-minded wife-guy sheriff (David Oyelowo). Margaret Lyons, New York Times, 4 May 2023 Tennessee’s Republican supermajority didn’t hear that message and, as a result, triggered a national wave of outrage, particularly in liberal and progressive circles, but among fair-minded moderates too. Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune, 11 Apr. 2023 Remarkably fair-minded—with criticisms and sympathy directed toward people on both sides of the siege—Waco illustrated and scrutinized multiple kinds of institutional failure. Noel Murray, Chron, 10 Apr. 2023 The relationships between Times journalists and the Israelis charged with selling the country’s image to Americans were evident in manifold ways and would likely lead any fair-minded observer to question its commitment to fairness. Eric Alterman, The New Republic, 22 Mar. 2023 The Moon in fair-minded Libra will be making a number of odd angles: first, an off-putting and confusing quincunx to vocal Mercury in Pisces. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 8 Mar. 2023

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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 5 Jun. 2023.

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