[ UK /fˈe‍əli/ ]
[ US /ˈfɛɹɫi/ ]
  1. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
    they played fairly
  2. to certain extent or degree
    pretty big
    the shoes are priced reasonably
    jolly decent of him
    he is fairly clever with computers
    pretty bad
  3. without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
    deal fairly with one another
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How To Use fairly In A Sentence

  • Like, Darren, I have a fairly uncommon name - however, there are a couple of others out there.
  • I don't think they play at all fairly," Alice began, in rather a complaining tone, "and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear oneself speak and they don't seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them -- and you've no idea how confusing it is all the things being alive; for instance, there's the arch I've got to go through next walking about at the other end of the ground -- and I should have croqueted the Queen's hedgehog just now, only it ran away when it saw mine coming! Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Oh, and most of the scathe in my post was fairly mild. chouinard and I tend to substitute perjoratives for ... everything, actually. Book Reviewer Backlash
  • These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times
  • Physicians and hospitals fear the practice could unfairly penalize practitioners and say there's no way to benchmark quality accurately.
  • It was a singular, unpreventable event that has unfairly tarred all businesses.
  • Do you feel you have been unfairly stereotyped by the press?
  • Bobileff and crew fettled and cajoled and fairly bullwhipped the old beast back together, then fired her up and into a transporter just hours before the show.
  • The government also has a fairly loose definition of what constitutes a first-time homebuyer, which is defined as someone who has no "present interest" in a main home during a two-year period prior to the date of acquisition of the new home. Five Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals
  • Although the race, the last on the card, was a fairly ordinary event, it had great significance for Oliver, who was warmly greeted by racegoers.
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