Synonyms of fair in English

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fair1


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
blond, blonde, 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’

SYNONYMS
beautiful, pretty, lovely, attractive, good-looking, nice-looking, gorgeous, stunning, striking, arresting, captivating, prepossessing, winning, enchanting, appealing, ravishing, desirable, luscious, nubile
Scottish, Northern English bonny
informal drop-dead gorgeous, knockout, out of this world, easy on the eye, tasty, hot, fanciable, beddable
British informal smashing
North American informal cute
literary beauteous
dated taking, well favoured
archaic comely
ANTONYMS

ugly

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 play

    ‘she had a clear sense of fair play’


    SYNONYMS


    fair and square

    ‘I won the race fair and square’


    SYNONYMS



    informal


    North American informal