What does fairly mean?

Definitions for fairly
ˈfɛər lifair·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fairly.

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"

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

Editors Contribution

  1. fairly

    In a fair manner.

    The salary and wages of employees was paid fairly as the business could afford it and shareholders agree it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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

How to pronounce fairly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fairly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fairly in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Zachary:

    I don’t foresee any kind of issue, it’s happened before, they’ll get it fixed and back and running fairly soon I imagine.

  2. Brian Gallagher:

    We are looking to do this in a fairly quick scale over a period between now and Christmas with the least disruption as possible, we are prepared.

  3. Jonathan Sanders:

    When you think of the total destruction of Katrina... that was gut wrenching, we're fairly more resilient than other places that haven't had so many tragic things happen to their city.

  4. Shilan Shah:

    These changes are fairly significant, particularly if you look at them in the context of what happened over the weekend with Governor Rajan's decision to step down, it might be the government's way to illustrate its commitment to reforms and mitigate any investor fallout.

  5. Andy Haldane:

    If global real interest rates are persistently lower, central banks may then need to think imaginatively about how to deal on a more durable basis with the technological constraint imposed by the zero lower bound on interest rates, that may require a rethink, a fairly fundamental one, of a number of current central bank practices.

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Translations for fairly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عدلArabic
  • безпристрастно, справедливо, горе-долу, сравнително, честноBulgarian
  • força, verdaderament, francament, justamentCatalan, Valencian
  • spravedlivě, správně, čestně, příznivě, poctivěCzech
  • gerechtGerman
  • francamente, abiertamenteSpanish
  • justementFrench
  • 公正Japanese
  • канааттанып, адилеттик менен, туура, адилеттик кылып, чыдарлык, ак ниет менен, ыраазы болуп, ак ниеттик мененKyrgyz
  • bastantePortuguese
  • беспристрастно, справедливо, сравнительно, честно, отчастиRussian
  • rättvistSwedish

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