[ee-vuh n-han-did]


impartial; equitable: evenhanded justice.

Nearby words

  1. even-minded,
  2. even-steven,
  3. even-tempered,
  4. even-toed ungulate,
  5. evenfall,
  6. evenhandedly,
  7. evening,
  8. evening bag,
  9. evening campion,
  10. evening class

Origin of evenhanded

First recorded in 1595–1605; even1 + handed

Related formse·ven·hand·ed·ly, adverbe·ven·hand·ed·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for evenhanded


c.1600, from even (adj.) + hand (n.).

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