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, passablyadverb

    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, evenhandedlyadverb

    without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

    "deal fairly with one another"

  3. fairly, fair, cleanadverb

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

    "they played fairly"

Wiktionary

  1. fairlyadverb

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

  2. fairlyadverb

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

  3. fairlyadverb

    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. fairlyadverb

    Softly; quietly; gently.

  5. fairlyadverb

    partly, not fully; somewhat

    The weather this weekend will be fairly dry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fairlyadverb

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

  2. Fairlyadverb

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

  3. Fairlyadverb

    honestly; properly

  4. Fairlyadverb

    softly; quietly; gently

Editors Contribution

  1. fairlyadverb

    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

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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. Dan Stein:

    We all know that Donald Trump's somewhat unpredictable public demeanor can give people heartburn. We're no different, but Donald Trump's been fairly consistent along the way, part of what we're doing as an organization is tracking those promises and trying to make sure that Donald Trump delivers.

  2. Arthur Kipferler:

    From the first idea that this will happen fairly quickly, now the autonomy winter has come.

  3. Arthur Kipferler:

    If you want a business, I think you need to go where it's easier, do it fairly quickly and then scale up, learn, and go to the next level of difficulty, if you're in it for the research side then test it in central London or Mumbai or Delhi - and you will never have a commercial service but you will have the research.

  4. The Wisconsin Republican:

    It's impossible to bring this case forward in my view fairly without us knowing who the whistleblower is and having a chance to cross examine them about any biases they may have.

  5. Charles Lichfield:

    There has been fairly successful substitution, mainly for food, and on some other parts that go into industrial goods... but it's mainly been on the lower end of the economic scale.

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Translations for fairly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عدلArabic
  • безпристрастно, сравнително, честно, справедливо, горе-долуBulgarian
  • francament, força, verdaderament, justamentCatalan, Valencian
  • příznivě, čestně, správně, spravedlivě, poctivěCzech
  • gerechtGerman
  • abiertamente, francamenteSpanish
  • منصفانهPersian
  • justementFrench
  • 公正Japanese
  • ак ниеттик менен, ыраазы болуп, канааттанып, ак ниет менен, чыдарлык, адилеттик кылып, туура, адилеттик мененKyrgyz
  • bastantePortuguese
  • сравнительно, справедливо, честно, отчасти, беспристрастноRussian
  • rättvistSwedish

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