English Synonyms and Antonyms
The definition of beauty, "perfection of form," is a good key to the meaning of beautiful, if we understand "form" in its widest sense. There must also be harmony and unity, and in human beings spiritual loveliness, to constitute an object or a person really beautiful. Thus, we speak of a beautiful landscape, a beautiful poem. But beautiful implies also, in concrete objects, softness of outline and delicacy of mold; it is opposed to all that is hard and rugged, hence we say a beautiful woman, but not a beautiful man. Beautiful has the further limit of not transcending our powers of appreciation. Pretty expresses in a far less degree that which is pleasing to a refined taste in objects comparatively small, slight, and dainty; as, a pretty bonnet; a pretty girl. That is handsome which is not only superficially pleasing, but well and harmoniously proportioned, with usually the added idea that it is made so by art, breeding, or training; as, a handsome horse; a handsome house. Handsome is a term far inferior to beautiful; we may even say a handsome villain. Fair denotes what is bright, smooth, clear, and without blemish; as, a fair face. The word applies wholly to what is superficial; we can say "fair, yet false." In a specific sense, fair has the sense of blond, as opposed to dark or brunette. One who possesses vivacity, wit, good nature, or other pleasing qualities may be attractive without beauty. Comely denotes an aspect that is smooth, genial, and wholesome, with a certain fulness of contour and pleasing symmetry, tho falling short of the beautiful; as, a comely matron. That is picturesque which would make a striking picture.
Beautiful to the eye; beautiful in appearance, in spirit; "beautiful for situation," Ps. xlviii, 2; beautiful of aspect, of its kind.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
carnival, fair, funfairnoun
a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
dirty, inequitable, unsportsmanlike, immoderate, foul, cheating(a), unfair, unjust, out-of-bounds, unsporting, below the belt, raw, illegible, brunet, ugly, masculine, cloudy, extraordinary, brunette
gathering of producers to promote business
"world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
unjust, raw, ugly, unsporting, brunette, foul, below the belt, immoderate, out-of-bounds, dirty, brunet, masculine, extraordinary, unfair, inequitable, illegible, cheating(a), unsportsmanlike, cloudy
a competitive exhibition of farm products
"she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
below the belt, extraordinary, foul, immoderate, cloudy, unfair, illegible, unjust, brunet, brunette, unsporting, out-of-bounds, raw, unsportsmanlike, dirty, masculine, cheating(a), inequitable, ugly
a sale of miscellany; often for charity
"the church bazaar"
masculine, brunette, unsporting, foul, illegible, unsportsmanlike, out-of-bounds, dirty, brunet, inequitable, unjust, unfair, extraordinary, raw, cloudy, below the belt, ugly, immoderate, cheating(a)
free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
"a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
out-of-bounds, raw, inequitable, foul, ugly, unjust, extraordinary, immoderate, dirty, cloudy, unsportsmanlike, unfair, brunette, below the belt, brunet, illegible, masculine, unsporting, cheating(a)
fair, fairish, reasonableadjective
not excessive or extreme
"a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
brunet, unfair, ugly, cloudy, below the belt, dirty, unsporting, masculine, brunette, cheating(a), foul, out-of-bounds, immoderate, extraordinary, raw, unjust, inequitable, unsportsmanlike, illegible
bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightlyadjective
very pleasing to the eye
"my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
immoderate, extraordinary, brunette, unfair, foul, ugly, masculine, unjust, dirty, inequitable, out-of-bounds, illegible, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, brunet, cloudy, cheating(a), raw, below the belt
(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
"he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
unsporting, unfair, brunet, unsportsmanlike, extraordinary, cloudy, masculine, immoderate, brunette, raw, cheating(a), dirty, foul, unjust, illegible, ugly, out-of-bounds, inequitable, below the belt
average, fair, mediocre, middlingadjective
lacking exceptional quality or ability
"a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
unfair, out-of-bounds, foul, cloudy, below the belt, ugly, unsportsmanlike, brunette, extraordinary, dirty, inequitable, immoderate, cheating(a), illegible, raw, masculine, brunet, unjust, unsporting
"the fair sex"
inequitable, cloudy, extraordinary, illegible, unjust, foul, brunette, immoderate, ugly, masculine, cheating(a), unsporting, out-of-bounds, unsportsmanlike, unfair, below the belt, brunet, raw, dirty
(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
"fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
uncontaminating, just, clean-living, sporting, blank, fair(a), unobjectionable, fresh, bonnie, comely, sporty, clear, middling, bonny, neat, white, unclouded, honest, average, sightly, clean, light, fairish, mediocre, reasonable, uninfected, sportsmanlike
foul, immoderate, unjust, extraordinary, cheating(a), inequitable, brunette, unsportsmanlike, brunet, ugly, unsporting, raw, cloudy, out-of-bounds, unfair, masculine, below the belt, dirty, illegible
gained or earned without cheating or stealing
"an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
unjust, out-of-bounds, ugly, foul, cloudy, illegible, immoderate, masculine, inequitable, brunet, raw, unsporting, cheating(a), below the belt, brunette, extraordinary, unfair, dirty, unsportsmanlike
free of clouds or rain
"today will be fair and warm"
below the belt, extraordinary, unjust, illegible, raw, cheating(a), unfair, unsportsmanlike, foul, brunette, brunet, out-of-bounds, immoderate, unsporting, inequitable, ugly, cloudy, dirty, masculine
(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored
"a fair complexion";
immoderate, cheating(a), brunet, illegible, cloudy, ugly, raw, masculine, unjust, unsportsmanlike, inequitable, extraordinary, unsporting, out-of-bounds, unfair, foul, below the belt, dirty, brunette
join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
inequitable, foul, cheating(a), dirty, raw, cloudy, masculine, brunette, unsporting, ugly, illegible, immoderate, extraordinary, below the belt, out-of-bounds, unfair, brunet, unsportsmanlike, unjust
fairly, fair, cleanadverb
in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
"they played fairly"
ugly, foul, brunet, brunette, unsportsmanlike, out-of-bounds, unjust, cloudy, inequitable, unfair, illegible, masculine, below the belt, dirty, raw, cheating(a), immoderate, extraordinary, unsporting
fairly, fair, evenhandedlyadverb
without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
"deal fairly with one another"
brunette, raw, brunet, cloudy, dirty, cheating(a), inequitable, masculine, immoderate, illegible, foul, unsporting, extraordinary, below the belt, out-of-bounds, ugly, unjust, unfair, unsportsmanlike
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Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
impartial, equitable, unbiased, just, honorable, unprejudiced, ingenuous, average, middling, tolerable, so-so, passable, comely, attractive, pretty, handsome, blond, light, unsullied, untarnished, spotless
List of paraphrases for "fair":
equitable, just, impartial, honest, loyal, fairness, equity, leal, even-handed, adel, reasonable, feria, right, justas, equal, equitably, salon, unfair, fairly, clean, justo, decent, upright, correct, unbiased, justice, foire, nazih, exhibition, fair-minded, regular, balanced, impartiality, righteous, expo, proper
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How to use fair in a sentence?
The carriage charges did not reflect fair and proportional costs for providing the service.
I'm not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here.
When that baby grows up, people are going to say your parents are the ones who hurt people's families. People are going to hate on it, and that's not fair.
I have never been exposed to someone as prepared, as fair, as impartial, as unbiased and as precise in his language as John Gleeson, john Gotti could spell a death knell for a case just in three or four words.
I don’t really think that it makes that much of a difference on the style of course. It’s tough and fair, and if we see it in some colder, windier conditions.
Translations for fair
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- مَشْرُوع, حَقَّانِيّ, مُبَاح, مُسَوَّغ, مُقْسِط, أَشْقَر, عَدْل, مُحِقّ, مَأْذُون, مُنْصِف, مَقْبُول, نَزْه, عادِل, مُصِيب, مُشْتَرَع, مُصَرَّحٌ, نَزِيه, مُجَاز, مُشَرَّعArabic
- ғәҙел, йәрминкәBashkir
- попътен, неопетнен, справедлив, значителен, хубав, невинен, красив, рус, задоволителен, панаир, базар, подравнявамBulgarian
- just, bell, equitatiuCatalan, Valencian
- lys, blond, smuk, retfærdig, rimelig, markedDanish
- hell, fair, gerecht, wunderbar, anständig, schön, hellhäutig, blond, Kirchtag, Messe, Kirmes, Ausstellung, Markt, Kirchweih, JahrmarktGerman
- justa, blonda, foiroEsperanto
- justo, viento de popa, bello, pastel, inocente, equitativo, razonable, feria, feria de muestrasSpanish
- روشن, مکارهPersian
- viehkeä, tasapuolinen, puhdas, kelvollinen, vaalea, oikeudenmukainen, myötäinen, puolueeton, kohtuullinen, kaunis, reilu, kohtalainen, irti, rehellinen, näyttely, markkina, messu, rihdata, tasoittaa, virtaviivaistaa, kohdistaaFinnish
- juste, beau, joli, belle, équitable, foire, marchéFrench
- réasúnta, fionnIrish
- fionn, cothromach, sgèimheach, maiseach, bòidheach, bàn, féillScottish Gaelic
- בהיר, פייר, הוגן, יפה, צודק, בהירהHebrew
- szép, igazságos, korrekt, szőke, fehér, vásárHungarian
- giusta, discreto, bello, equo, equa, giusto, discreta, bella, mercato, fieraItalian
- 色白, 公正, フェアの, 相当, 美しい, 公平, 博覧会, 市, フェア, フェアーJapanese
- укмуштай, ярмарка, жармаңкеKyrgyz
- doenbaar, correct, mooi, eerlijk, rechtschapen, bevallig, rechtvaardig, redelijk, schappelijk, bleek, blank, kermis, beurs, braderie, jaarmarkt, uitlijnen, effenenDutch
- sprawiedliwy, targiPolish
- claro, equilibrado, belo, adequado, formoso, honesto, justo, decente, bonito, feiraPortuguese
- cler, clarRomansh
- прекрасный, справедливый, приемлемый, светлый, че́стный, правомерный, сносный, красивый, ярмарка, базар, выставка, рынок, феерияRussian
- vášar, ва́шар, са́јам, sájamSerbo-Croatian
- rimlig, skälig, blond, ljuslagd, rättvis, fagerSwedish
- beyaz tenli, doğru, insaflı, âdil, hakkaniyetli, güzel, kayda değer, açık, âdilâne, fuar, festivalTurkish
- hội chợVietnamese
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