Definition of Fairly

1. Adverb. To a moderately sufficient extent or degree. "He is fairly clever with computers"




2. Adverb. Without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner. "Deal fairly with one another"
Exact synonyms: Evenhandedly, Fair
Partainyms: Fair

3. Adverb. In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating. "They played fairly"
Exact synonyms: Clean, Fair
Partainyms: Fair
Antonyms: Unfairly

Definition of Fairly

1. adv. In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.

Definition of Fairly

1. Adverb. In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly. ¹

2. Adverb. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade. ¹

3. Adverb. Honestly; properly. ¹

4. Adverb. Softly; quietly; gently. ¹

5. Adverb. partly, not fully; somewhat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fairly

1. in a fair manner [adv]

Medical Definition of Fairly

1. 1. In a fairmanner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly. "Even the nature of Mr. Dimmesdale's disease had never fairly been revealed to him." (Hawthorne) 2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade. 3. Honestly; properly. "Such means of comfort or even luxury, as lay fairly within their grasp." (Hawthorne) 4. Softly; quietly; gently. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fairly

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fairheaded
fairhood
fairie
fairies
fairily
fairing
fairings
fairish
fairishly
fairlead
fairleader
fairleaders
fairleads
fairlike
fairly (current term)
fairness
fairness commission
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fairwater
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fairweather
fairweather friend
fairweather friends
fairy-ring mushroom

Literary usage of Fairly

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"That a series of 1000 individuals collected from one locality at one time fairly represents, in the variation revealed by its members, the actual variation ..."

2. Report by Great Britain (1850)
"... may be that the contractor can at times only fairly afford to pay the men in that proportion for the material produced. ..."

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