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English noun: fairness

1. fairness (attribute) conformity with rules or standards

SamplesThe judge recognized the fairness of my claim.


Broader (hypernym)justice, justness

Narrower (hyponym)non-discrimination, sportsmanship

Attributefair, just, unfair, unjust

Antonymsinequity, unfairness

2. fairness (cognition) ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Synonymscandor, candour, fair-mindedness

Broader (hypernym)impartiality, nonpartisanship


3. fairness (attribute) the property of having a naturally light complexion

Synonymsblondness, paleness

Broader (hypernym)complexion, skin color, skin colour

4. fairness (attribute) the quality of being good looking and attractive

Synonymsbeauteousness, comeliness, loveliness

Broader (hypernym)beauty

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