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. Jeff Sessions:

    I will forward to appropriate DOJ components all information I receive from Congress regarding this. I am determined that we will fully and fairly ascertain the truth, we work for the American people and are accountable to them and those they have elected. We will meet that responsibility.

  2. Jack Ablin:

    I think U.S. equities have become a victim of their own success and they have gotten pretty expensive, i would argue the last time that U.S. large-caps were fairly-valued was in the second or third quarter of 2013.

  3. Richard Kurth:

    We believe the trend will be toward higher quality credits, our read on the new issuance calendar in Q1 is plus or minus US$60bn of leveraged loans for M&A, which is fairly robust.

  4. Chief Financial Officer John Rainey:

    Seventy dollars is an attractive price too, but we want to be fairly prudent with how we spend our money on hedging. ... We really want to see the market settle a little bit.

  5. Richard Peters:

    He seemed quite clear and lucid, whereas this may seem like very irrational behavior, he didnt appear to me to be facing any challenges or mental impairment, other than holding fairly extreme views.

Images & Illustrations of fairly

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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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