Definitions for fairlyˈfɛər li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in a fair manner; justly; impartially.
a fairly heavy rain.
a claim fairly made.
so to speak; seemingly:
ears fairly steaming with rage.
Obs. softly; gently.
Origin of fairly:
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"
fairly, fair, evenhandedly(adverb)
without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
"deal fairly with one another"
fairly, fair, clean(adverb)
in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
"they played fairly"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not completely, but to some degree
a fairly good movie
in an equal way
The competition was judged fairly.
In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.
1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":
Softly; quietly; gently.
partly, not fully; somewhat
The weather this weekend will be fairly dry.
in a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly
favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade
softly; quietly; gently
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1797
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #721
Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Adverbs Frequency: #142
Translations for fairly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- regverdig, billik, redelikerwysAfrikaans
- de forma justaPortuguese (BR)
- čestně, poctivěCzech
- justamente, equitativamenteSpanish
- उचित रूप से, न्याय सेHindi
- dengan adilIndonesian
- godīgi; taisnīgiLatvian
- dengan adilMalay
- rettferdig, rimelig,ærligNorwegian
- sprawiedliwie, bezstronniePolish
- justamente/com justiça, honestamentePortuguese
- čestne, poctivoSlovak
- 公正地Chinese (Trad.)
- чесно; справедливоUkrainian
- một cách công bằng; ngay thẳngVietnamese
- 公正地Chinese (Simp.)
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