What does fairness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairness, equitynoun

    conformity with rules or standards

    "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

  2. fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candournoun

    ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

  3. paleness, blondness, fairnessnoun

    the property of having a naturally light complexion

  4. comeliness, fairness, loveliness, beauteousnessnoun

    the quality of being good looking and attractive


  1. fairnessnoun

    The property of being fair.

    In fairness, I should have asked before I borrowed your car.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fairnessnoun

    Etymology: from fair.

    That which made her fairness much the fairer, was that it was but a fair embassador of a most fair mind, full of wit, and a wit which delighted more to judge itself than to show itself. Philip Sidney.

    There may be somewhat of wisdom, but little of goodness or fairness in this conduct. Francis Atterbury, Sermons, Preface.


  1. fairness

    Fairness is the quality of treating all people equally, without bias or discrimination, and making decisions or judgments in an impartial, unbiased manner. It involves respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals, and providing equal opportunities and resources, regardless of their background or circumstances. Fairness also encompasses objectivity, honesty, justice, and adherence to rules and principles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fairnessnoun

    the state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc

Editors Contribution

  1. fairness

    The truth, manifestation and quality of being fair.

    They always apply the quality of fairness to everything they do.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fairness in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    Donald Trump – his Big Lie has enveloped the Republican Party, and they run away from truth and honesty and fairness just to appease someone with a very authoritarian instinct.

  2. Jerry Robinson:

    I will never have to worry about my white sons and that makes me happy, what makes me sad is that every worry I don't have for them will be multiplied for my black sons. Until this is fixed, we are NOT the USA we can be. Justice, fairness equality for all! #BlackLivesMatter.

  3. Kereyn Smith:

    We acknowledge that gender identity in sport is a highly sensitive and complex issue requiring a balance between human rights and fairness on the field of play, as the New Zealand Team, we have a strong culture of manaaki and inclusion and respect for all.

  4. Lester Holt:

    I think it’s become clear that fairness is overrated ... the idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in, that the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time or attention … Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I'd like to, but it's pretty hard when you think about it, because it's been -- I use the word witch hunt, I use the word hoax. I see the hatred. I see the -- they don't care about fairness, they don't care about lying, you look at the lies, you look at the reports that were done that were so false. The level of hypocrisy. I'm not sure that they can do it, to be honest. I think they just want to win, and it doesn't matter how they win.

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