• (British) IPA: /ˈfɛə(ɹ).li/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɛɹ.li/


  1. (manner) In a fair manner; not biased or skewed or favouring a certain party
    A jury is expected to ensure that the accused is fairly judged.
    Synonyms: justly, frankly
  2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously.
    a town fairly situated for foreign trade
  3. Honestly; properly.
    Consumer laws aim to have consumers fairly treated.
    • 1859, Alexander Easton, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p.108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":
      10. You will be civil and attentive to passengers, giving proper assistance to ladies and children getting in or out, and never start the car before passengers are fairly received or landed.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too. […].
  4. Softly; quietly; gently.
  5. (degree) Partly, not fully; somewhat.
    The weather this weekend will be fairly dry.
    Synonyms: somewhat, pretty, quite, somewhat
  6. (dated) Almost; practically.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: че́стно

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