- 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.
- the quality of being light of hair or complexion: She was proud of the fairness of her skin, and never went out without a parasol and gloves.
Origin of fairness
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Examples from the Web for fairness
In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline
December 31, 2014
In all fairness, too, Marshall has at the ready pretty rational reasons for almost every change he made in this adaptation.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
Organized money swamped organized people (in fairness not all outside money was right-wing).Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface
November 12, 2014
All students and faculty in the UT community should support the cause of fairness in admissions.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent
October 27, 2014
Sensational and often reckless reports in the press threaten the fairness of a trial.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
So I will, and so in fairness I require to have that plainly put forward.Little Dorrit
Not that in reality the odious epithet could, with any fairness, be applied to me.Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
The McVeigh men were all dark, down to Kenneth, and he gets his fairness from your ma.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
There is no fairness in letting Jack and Walt suffer for what we did.The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island
Each will and should be criticised, but always in a spirit of fairness.
Word Origin and History for fairness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper