Synonyms and Antonyms of fairly

  1. 1 to some degree or extent <for someone without professional training, she sings fairly well> Synonyms enough, kindly [chiefly Southern], kind of, like, moderately, more or less, pretty, quite, rather, relatively, something, somewhat, sort of Related Words acceptably, decently, passably, tolerably; little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, vaguely; half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly, partway Phrases a bit, after a sort, a little, a mite, a tad, a touch, of sorts (or of a sort), to a degree Near Antonyms awfully, beastly, deadly, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extremely, frightfully, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, mightily, mortally, particularly, surpassingly, terribly, very; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially

  2. 2 according to the rules or the law <had acquired the land fairly> Synonyms clean, cleanly, fair, legally Related Words ethically, high-mindedly, morally, nobly; honorably Near Antonyms ignobly, immorally, underhandedly, unethically; dishonorably Antonyms dirty, illegally

  3. 3 very close to but not completely <he fairly knocked me flat on my face as he ran by> Synonyms about, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], almost, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighRelated Words appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely

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