Definition of fair-minded in English:



  • Impartial in judgment; just.

    ‘a fair-minded employer’
    • ‘And it undermines our international reputation as a fair-minded nation.’
    • ‘Edelman is so judicious and fair-minded, he seems born to be a judge.’
    • ‘What sensible, fair-minded person could be opposed to such a measure?’
    • ‘This is a point of view which no fair-minded person could question.’
    • ‘The whole system of online auctions is predicated on the assumption that both buyer and seller are fair-minded and reasonable.’
    • ‘Once he arrived at Acre, he showed himself to be fair-minded, generous and impartial in his dealings with the barons.’
    • ‘Reading those passages of the article, there's one conclusion I think any fair-minded person would have to come to.’
    • ‘He appears in his work to be a literate and fair-minded person.’
    • ‘The portraits he constructs of the four principals are fair-minded and surprisingly thorough for such a brief work.’
    • ‘At the very least, I can say that the article is quite calm, fair-minded, and thoughtful.’
    • ‘And I would not be surprised if a fair-minded jury awarded damages to the defendant!’
    • ‘I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Mike for his fair-minded approach to bloggers from all sides of the political spectrum.’
    • ‘I think that at the very least fair-minded observers should see that the problem is complex.’
    • ‘Since starting this blog last summer I have endeavoured to be a fair-minded commentator on British politics, among other subjects.’
    • ‘He said the union did deal with fair-minded employers, but the results of the survey were not in line with his experiences.’
    • ‘Thus far it seems to me that no fair-minded person could properly object.’
    • ‘He's a very fair-minded individual and has done an outstanding job.’
    • ‘Most of the community members, to the best of my knowledge and I spent four years there, are fair-minded, liberal and pluralist people.’
    • ‘Allyson is bright and fair-minded, and I would expect her to be a good judge.’
    • ‘But there are elements in the story that should give fair-minded observers reason to pause.’
    fair, just, even-handed, equitable, egalitarian, impartial, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, unbiased, unprejudiced, open-minded, objective, dispassionate, unselfish, with no axe to grind
    honest, honourable, trustworthy, upright, decent
    on the level
    on the up and up
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