Definition of fairly
- a table fairly set
- fairly priced stocks
- a story told fairly and objectively
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.
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before 12th century
: 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
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