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fair

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fair

  1. a public showing of objects of interest a dazzling array of sleek cabin cruisers at the annual boat fair Synonyms of fair display, exhibit, expo, exposition, exhibition, showWords Related to fair demonstration, performance, presentation, production; extravaganza, pageant, spectacle; auction, offering, presentment, sale


fair

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fair

  1. 1 not stormy or cloudy we prayed for fair weather during our vacation at the beach Synonyms of fair bright, clear, cloudless, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded Words Related to fair balmy, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil; fine, pleasant Near Antonyms of fair harsh, inclement, severe; blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupy Antonyms of fair bleak, cloudy, dirty, foul, nasty, overcast, rainy, raw, rough, squally, stormy, sunless, tempestuous, turbulent

  2. 2 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias a commanding officer who enjoyed the respect of his soldiers because his decisions were always fair Synonyms of fair candid, disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, impartial, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudiced Words Related to fair frank, forthright, open, straight, straightforward; balanced, rational, reasonable Near Antonyms of fair deceitful, deceptive, dishonest; arbitrary, unconscionable, unreasonable; jaundiced, unfriendly, unsympathetic; colored, distorted, warped Antonyms of fair biased, ex parte, inequitable, nonobjective, one-sided, partial, parti pris, partisan, prejudiced, unjust

  3. 3 following or according to the rules a hockey player who is respected for his fair play Synonyms of fair clean, legal, sportsmanlike, sportsmanly Words Related to fair just, law-abiding; ethical, moral, principled, scrupulous; honorable, irreproachable, unimpeachable Near Antonyms of fair immoral, unethical, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous, vicious, wrong Antonyms of fair dirty, foul, nasty, unfair, unsportsmanlike

  4. 4 of light complexion fair people tend to sunburn easily Synonyms of fair light Words Related to fair ashen, ashy, pale, paled, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, sallowish, wan, white Antonyms of fair black, brunet (or brunette), dark, swart, swarthy

  5. 5 having qualities which inspire hope as long as the team keeps playing as hard as they can, they have a fair chance of winning—no matter what the scoreboard says Synonyms of fair auspicious, bright, encouraging, hopeful, golden, heartening, likely, optimistic, promising, propitious, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, upbeatWords Related to fair cheering, comforting, reassuring, soothing; assured, confident, decisive, doubtless, positive, sure, unhesitating; beamish, bullish, eupeptic; favorable, goodNear Antonyms of fair cheerless, comfortless; doubtful, dubious, uncertain; bearish, grim, negative, unfavorable; funereal, glum, gray (also grey), miserable, wretchedAntonyms of fair bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious

  6. 6 of a pale yellow or yellowish brown color the abundance of people with fair hair in Scandinavia Synonyms of fair blond, flaxen, golden, sandy, straw, tawnyWords Related to fair ocherous (or ochreous); ash-blond (or ash-blonde), blondish, strawberry blonde (or strawberry blond), towheaded; gold, light, whiteNear Antonyms of fair black-a-vised, brown, brunet (or brunette), dark, olive, swart, swarthy; black, ebony, raven

  7. 7 of average to below average quality for what they charged us, the painters should have done better than a fair job of painting the house Synonyms of fair common, mediocre, indifferent, medium, middling, ordinary, passable, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate, so-soWords Related to fair acceptable, adequate, all right, alright, decent, OK (or okay), reasonable, satisfactory, sufficient, sufficing, tolerable; moderate, modest; presentable, respectable; minimal, unexceptional; fine, good, niceNear Antonyms of fair A1, capital, choice, classic, distinguished, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), matchless, maximum, nifty, number one (also No. 1), optimal, optimum, outstanding, par excellence, peerless, preeminent, prime, sensational, special, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supreme, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch; unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  8. 8 very pleasing to look at generally considered the fairest girl in town, she had no lack of boyfriends Synonyms of fair aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, beautiful, fetching, good, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, likely, lovely, lovesome, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favoredWords Related to fair alluring, appealing, charming, cunning, delightful, engaging, fascinating, glamorous (also glamourous), prepossessing; elegant, exquisite, glorious, Junoesque, magnificent, resplendent, splendid, statuesque, sublime, superb; flawless, perfect, radiant; dainty, delicate; personable, pleasant, presentable; chocolate-box, prettyish; desirable, dishy, dollish, foxy, hot, luscious, nubile, pulchritudinous, seductive, sexy, tasty, toothsome, yummy; hunky, studly [slang]; arresting, eye-catching, flamboyant, flashy, glossy, showstopping, showy, slick, snazzy, splashy, striking, zingy; photogenic, telegenicNear Antonyms of fair abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile; unappealing, unappetizing, unimposing, unpleasant, unprepossessing; frumpish, frumpy, unbecoming, unshapely; Gorgonian, haggish, witchyAntonyms of fair grotesque, hideous, homely, ill-favored, plain, ugly, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, uncute, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly

  9. 9 having no exceptions or restrictions it would take a fair miracle for that project to be finished on time Synonyms of fair all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, absolute, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryWords Related to fair authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms of fair doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  10. 10 being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong most thought his dismissal was fair since he had been given many chances to clean up his act Synonyms of fair competent, condign, deserved, due, just, justified, merited, right, rightful, warrantedWords Related to fair applicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, squareNear Antonyms of fair incoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawfulAntonyms of fair undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted

  11. 11 free from dirt or stain a handwritten thank-you letter requires nothing less than a sheet of fair white paper Synonyms of fair antiseptic, chaste, clean, immaculate, pristine, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless, squeaky-clean, stainless, unsoiled, unstained, unsulliedWords Related to fair pure, taintless, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted, wholesome; cleanly, germfree, hygienic, sanitary, sterile; abluted, bleached, cleansed, purified, scrubbed, washed, whitened; milky, snowy, white; flawless, unblemished; bright, shiny, sparklingNear Antonyms of fair dingy, greasy, grimy, mucky, muddy, unwashed; defiled, germy, polluted, tainted, unsterile, unsterilized; blackened, discoloredAntonyms of fair besmirched, dirty, filthy, foul, grubby, smirched, soiled, spotted, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleaned

Synonym Discussion of fair

fair, just, equitable, impartial, unbiased, dispassionate, objective mean free from favor toward either or any side. fair implies a proper balance of conflicting interests.
    • a fair decision
just implies an exact following of a standard of what is right and proper.
    • a just settlement of territorial claims
equitable implies a less rigorous standard than just and usually suggests equal treatment of all concerned.
    • the equitable distribution of the property
impartial stresses an absence of favor or prejudice.
    • an impartial third party
unbiased implies even more strongly an absence of all prejudice.
    • your unbiased opinion
dispassionate suggests freedom from the influence of strong feeling and often implies cool or even cold judgment.
    • a dispassionate summation of the facts
objective stresses a tendency to view events or persons as apart from oneself and one's own interest or feelings.
    • I can't be objective about my own child

synonyms see in addition beautiful


fair

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fair

  1. 1 according to the rules or the law we expect everyone on this basketball court to play fair Synonyms of fair clean, cleanly, fairly, legallyWords Related to fair ethically, high-mindedly, morally, nobly; honorablyNear Antonyms of fair ignobly, immorally, underhandedly, unethically; dishonorablyAntonyms of fair dirty, illegally

  2. 2 chiefly British  very close to but not completely it fair takes your breath away when you find out what properties in London are going for Synonyms of fair about, all but, borderline, almost [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighWords Related to fair appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms of fair absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely



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