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English adverb: fairly

1. fairly to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

SamplesPretty big.
Pretty bad.
Jolly decent of him.
The shoes are priced reasonably.
He is fairly clever with computers.

Synonymsjolly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat

Antonymsimmoderately, unreasonably

2. fairly without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

SamplesDeal fairly with one another.

Synonymsevenhandedly, fair

3. fairly in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

SamplesThey played fairly.

Synonymsclean, fair

Antonymsbelow the belt, unfairly

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