View synonyms for fairness


[ fair-nis ]


  1. the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness:

    I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work.

  2. the quality of being light of hair or complexion:

    Due to the fairness of her skin, she had to wear extra sunscreen even in the winter.

    One of the traits that he got from his father was the fairness of his hair.

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While I play, an artificial-intelligence system measures traits including generosity, fairness, and attention.

“But in all fairness, the virus and the protections we have against it, have been constantly changing as well,” Huntsberry writes.

It also raised questions about the sturdiness of the infrastructure underlying financial markets and the fairness of ties among some of its gatekeepers.

We’ve always made clear that newsroom employees should avoid posting anything on social media that damages our reputation for neutrality and fairness.

Supporting “pandemials” and ensuring a gender-equal recovery will be integral to building fairness into the post-pandemic economy.

From Time

In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.

In all fairness, too, Marshall has at the ready pretty rational reasons for almost every change he made in this adaptation.

Organized money swamped organized people (in fairness not all outside money was right-wing).

All students and faculty in the UT community should support the cause of fairness in admissions.

Sensational and often reckless reports in the press threaten the fairness of a trial.

For it must always be remembered in fairness that the creed of violence has no necessary connection with socialism.

Her resentment of that undermined all the fairness of her logic, and even triumphed over the sword of her suspense.

There dwelt they throughout the winter & were well entertained in all fairness & hospitality.

"Say something about general fairness—the other side," prompted Parvill, flattered but a little surprised by my appeal.

Bess had very positive ideas of fairness, however, and would not give up.





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