fairly

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adverb fair·ly \ˈfer-lē\

Definition of fairly

  1. 1 :  in a handsome manner a table fairly set

  2. 2 obsolete a :  in a gentle manner :  quietlyb :  in a courteous manner

  3. 3 :  so to speak :  nearly, practically fairly bursting with pride

  4. 4a :  in a proper or legal manner fairly priced stocksb :  without bias or distortion :  impartially a story told fairly and objectively

  5. 5 :  to a full degree or extent :  plainly, distinctly had fairly caught sight of him

  6. 6 :  rather 5, moderately a fairly easy job

Examples of fairly in a Sentence

  1. It's a fairly common disease.

  2. I told the story as fairly as possible.

  3. He reports fairly on the issues.

  4. He beat me fairly and squarely.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of fairly

before 12th century


FAIRLY Defined for English Language Learners

fairly

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adverb fair·ly \ˈfer-lē\

Definition of fairly for English Language Learners

  • : 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


FAIRLY Defined for Kids

fairly

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adverb fair·ly \ˈfer-lē\

Definition of fairly for Students

  1. 1 :  in a just and proper manner I was treated fairly.

  2. 2 :  very close to He was fairly bursting with pride.

  3. 3 :  for the most part :  rather It's a fairly easy job.



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