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  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: She was proud of the fairness of her skin, and never went out without a parasol and gloves.
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Origin of fairness

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for fairness

righteousness, civility, honesty, legitimacy, integrity, decorum, impartiality, truth, propriety, moderation, candor, suitability, rationality, decency, veracity, equity, tolerance, humanity, duty, right

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Word Origin and History for fairness


Old English fægernes "beauty;" see fair (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "evenhandedness" is from mid-15c.

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