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. Elaine Higgleton:

    I think some of them will drop out of usage, binge-watch might go fairly quickly. Who knows what new technology might be around the corner in 18 months time?

  2. President Donald Trump:

    This will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation's families, workers and businesses, i really think in a fairly short period of time ... we'll be stronger than ever.

  3. John Thune:

    If things go our way in Georgia and we're in the majority, then I would expect a fairly high level of consultation.

  4. Tony Hadley:

    At first I thought, is it a hoax ? Is someone on a wind-up ? , i looked into it and realized that this chap had, I thought, won fairly and squarely.

  5. Lissa Muscatine:

    We were fairly confident that the speech was good, even though we had to walk a diplomatic minefield, but for an eternity, there was absolutely no response from the audience, they looked like statues and we got really panicked, and we thought 'My God, what if we misread this?'.

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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