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fairly adv
1 to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason" [syn: reasonably, moderately, within reason, somewhat, middling, passably] [ant: unreasonably, unreasonably]
2 in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another" [syn: fair, without favoring one party, without favouring one party, evenhandedly]
3 in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly" [syn: fair, clean] [ant: unfairly]

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Adverb

  1. In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
  2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.
  3. Honestly; properly.
  4. Softly; quietly; gently.
  5. partly, not fully
    The weather this weekend will be dry.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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