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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Scott Lasley:

    I'm fairly confident that the money will be there. It would surprise me if it wasn't, my understanding and my assumption is that's not an issue, that the Paul campaign will ensure the funding of the caucus. If for some reason if that were not to happen, that would complicate things. But I have no reason to believe that would not happen.

  2. El Hillo:

    There is fairly organized way of registering families and the community itself will play a very important role in making sure that the food gets to the right people.

  3. Bob Gregg:

    A name, address, social and a medical identity ... That's incredibly easy to monetize fairly quickly.

  4. Tomeu Vadell:

    A lot of what we get is fairly general from the government. So to feel 100 % comforted with that is difficult because you don't get to know everything about what may be happening. You want to think that they're doing everything possible, you want to believe that, but you don't know.

  5. Michael Auslin:

    They're probably fairly well insulated from criticism, as the Bruneians are living better than almost anyone else in Southeast Asia, here you're talking about oil wealth that has been spread throughout society, the majority are benefiting.

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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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