Synonyms of fair in English

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See definition of fair

adjective

1‘the courts were generally regarded as fair’

SYNONYMS

just, equitable, fair-minded, open-minded, honest, upright, honourable, trustworthy

impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, anti-discrimination, objective, neutral, even-handed, dispassionate, disinterested, detached

above board, lawful, legal, legitimate, proper, good

informal legit, kosher, pukka, on the level, square

North American informal on the up and up

ANTONYMS

unfair

2‘I am hoping for fair weather for next week's trip’

SYNONYMS

fine, dry, bright, clear, sunny, sunshiny, sunlit, cloudless, without a cloud in the sky

warm, balmy, summery, clement, benign, agreeable, pleasant, good

ANTONYMS

inclement

3‘their voyage was helped by fair winds and calm seas’

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favourable, advantageous, helpful, benign, beneficial

opportune, timely

on one's side, in one's favour

ANTONYMS

unfavourable

4‘she had fair curling hair’

SYNONYMS

yellow, yellowish, golden, flaxen, light, light brown, light-coloured, strawberry blonde, tow-coloured, platinum, ash blonde, bleached, bleached-blonde, sun-bleached, peroxide, bottle-blonde

fair-haired, light-haired, golden-haired, flaxen-haired, tow-headed

ANTONYMS

dark, brunette

5‘Belinda's skin was very fair’

SYNONYMS

pale, light, light-coloured, white, cream-coloured, creamy, peaches and cream

light-skinned, fair-skinned

ANTONYMS

dark

6‘he won the fair maiden's heart’

7‘scoring twenty points was a fair achievement’

SYNONYMS

reasonable, passable, tolerable, satisfactory, acceptable, respectable, decent, all right, good enough, goodish, pretty good, not bad, moderate, average, middling, ample, adequate, sufficient

informal OK, okay, so-so, fair-to-middling


Synonyms of fair in English

: fair1fair2

fair2


See definition of fair

noun

1‘an English country fair’

SYNONYMS

fete, gala, festival, carnival, funfair

2‘a local antiques fair’

SYNONYMS

market, bazaar, mart, exchange, sale

open-air market, indoor market, flea market

archaic emporium

3‘Manchester is to host a new British art fair’

SYNONYMS

exhibition, display, show, showing, presentation, demonstration, exposition, spectacle, extravaganza

North American exhibit

informal expo, demo


Phrases

    fair and square

      ‘I won the race fair and square’

      SYNONYMS

      honestly, fairly, without cheating, without foul play, by the book, according to the rules, in accordance with the rules

      lawfully, legally, licitly, legitimately

      informal

      on the level

      North American informal

      on the up and up

    fair play

      ‘she had a clear sense of fair play’

      SYNONYMS

      justice, justness, fair-mindedness, equity, equitableness, even-handedness, impartiality, lack of prejudice, open-mindedness