Definitions for fairlyˈfɛər li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fair•lyˈfɛər li(adv.)

  1. in a fair manner; justly; impartially.

  2. moderately; tolerably:

    a fairly heavy rain.

  3. properly; legitimately:

    a claim fairly made.

  4. clearly; distinctly:

    fairly seen.

  5. so to speak; seemingly:

    ears fairly steaming with rage.

  6. Obs. softly; gently.

  7. Obs. courteously.

Origin of fairly:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably(adverb)

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

  2. fairly, fair, evenhandedly(adverb)

    without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

    "deal fairly with one another"

  3. fairly, fair, clean(adverb)

    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

    "they played fairly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fairly(adverb)ˈfɛər li

    not completely, but to some degree

    a fairly good movie

  2. fairlyˈfɛər li

    in an equal way

    The competition was judged fairly.

Wiktionary

  1. fairly(Adverb)

    In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.

  2. fairly(Adverb)

    Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.

  3. fairly(Adverb)

    Honestly; properly.

    1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":

  4. fairly(Adverb)

    Softly; quietly; gently.

  5. fairly(Adverb)

    partly, not fully; somewhat

    The weather this weekend will be fairly dry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fairly(adverb)

    in a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly

  2. Fairly(adverb)

    favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade

  3. Fairly(adverb)

    honestly; properly

  4. Fairly(adverb)

    softly; quietly; gently

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1797

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #721

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Adverbs Frequency: #142


Translations for fairly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fairly(adverb)

justly; honestly

fairly judged.

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