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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fair

    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.

    attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bewitching, bonny, charming, comely, delightful, elegant, exquisite, fine, graceful, handsome, lovely, picturesque, pretty

    awkward, clumsy, deformed, disgusting, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, grotesque, hideous, horrid, odious, repulsive, shocking, ugly, unattractive, uncouth, ungainly, unlovely, unpleasant

    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

  1. fair

    open, clear, spotless, unspotted, untarnished, reasonable, unblemished, serene, beautiful, just, honorable, equitable, impartial

    lowering, dull, foul, disfigured, ugly, unfair, dishonorable, fraudulent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carnival, fair, funfairnoun

    a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

    funfair, pleasure ground, circus, carnival, amusement park, bazaar

    dirty, inequitable, unsportsmanlike, immoderate, foul, cheating(a), unfair, unjust, out-of-bounds, unsporting, below the belt, raw, illegible, brunet, ugly, masculine, cloudy, extraordinary, brunette

  2. fairnoun

    gathering of producers to promote business

    "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"

    funfair, carnival, bazaar

    unjust, raw, ugly, unsporting, brunette, foul, below the belt, immoderate, out-of-bounds, dirty, brunet, masculine, extraordinary, unfair, inequitable, illegible, cheating(a), unsportsmanlike, cloudy

  3. fairnoun

    a competitive exhibition of farm products

    "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"

    funfair, carnival, bazaar

    below the belt, extraordinary, foul, immoderate, cloudy, unfair, illegible, unjust, brunet, brunette, unsporting, out-of-bounds, raw, unsportsmanlike, dirty, masculine, cheating(a), inequitable, ugly

  4. bazaar, fairadjective

    a sale of miscellany; often for charity

    "the church bazaar"

    funfair, carnival, bazaar, bazar

    masculine, brunette, unsporting, foul, illegible, unsportsmanlike, out-of-bounds, dirty, brunet, inequitable, unjust, unfair, extraordinary, raw, cloudy, below the belt, ugly, immoderate, cheating(a)

  5. fair, justadjective

    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"

    upright, just, mediocre, reasonable, fair(a), middling, comely, bonny, average, good, sightly, clean, fairish, equitable, honest, bonnie

    out-of-bounds, raw, inequitable, foul, ugly, unjust, extraordinary, immoderate, dirty, cloudy, unsportsmanlike, unfair, brunette, below the belt, brunet, illegible, masculine, unsporting, cheating(a)

  6. fair, fairish, reasonableadjective

    not excessive or extreme

    "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"

    just, fairish, bonnie, middling, clean, comely, bonny, mediocre, honest, reasonable, sensible, sightly, sane, average, fair(a)

    brunet, unfair, ugly, cloudy, below the belt, dirty, unsporting, masculine, brunette, cheating(a), foul, out-of-bounds, immoderate, extraordinary, raw, unjust, inequitable, unsportsmanlike, illegible

  7. 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"

    becoming, mediocre, reasonable, decent, fair(a), middling, comely, sightly, comme il faut, bonny, average, just, seemly, clean, decorous, fairish, bonnie, honest

    immoderate, extraordinary, brunette, unfair, foul, ugly, masculine, unjust, dirty, inequitable, out-of-bounds, illegible, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, brunet, cloudy, cheating(a), raw, below the belt

  8. fairadjective

    (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines

    "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"

    just, fairish, bonnie, middling, clean, comely, bonny, mediocre, honest, reasonable, sightly, average, fair(a)

    unsporting, unfair, brunet, unsportsmanlike, extraordinary, cloudy, masculine, immoderate, brunette, raw, cheating(a), dirty, foul, unjust, illegible, ugly, out-of-bounds, inequitable, below the belt

  9. 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"

    mean(a), modal(a), mediocre, second-rate, reasonable, intermediate, fair(a), medium, bonnie, comely, middling, bonny, ordinary, just, average, median(a), sightly, clean, fairish, honest

    unfair, out-of-bounds, foul, cloudy, below the belt, ugly, unsportsmanlike, brunette, extraordinary, dirty, inequitable, immoderate, cheating(a), illegible, raw, masculine, brunet, unjust, unsporting

  10. fair(a)adjective

    attractively feminine

    "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

  11. clean, fairadjective

    (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

  12. honest, fairadjective

    gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"

    just, mediocre, reasonable, fair(a), dependable, honorable, middling, comely, reliable, true(p), bonny, average, good, sightly, clean, fairish, bonnie, honest

    unjust, out-of-bounds, ugly, foul, cloudy, illegible, immoderate, masculine, inequitable, brunet, raw, unsporting, cheating(a), below the belt, brunette, extraordinary, unfair, dirty, unsportsmanlike

  13. fairadjective

    free of clouds or rain

    "today will be fair and warm"

    just, fairish, bonnie, middling, clean, comely, bonny, mediocre, honest, reasonable, sightly, average, fair(a)

    below the belt, extraordinary, unjust, illegible, raw, cheating(a), unfair, unsportsmanlike, foul, brunette, brunet, out-of-bounds, immoderate, unsporting, inequitable, ugly, cloudy, dirty, masculine

  14. fair, fairishverb

    (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored

    "a fair complexion";

    just, fairish, bonnie, middling, clean, comely, bonny, mediocre, honest, reasonable, sightly, average, fair(a)

    immoderate, cheating(a), brunet, illegible, cloudy, ugly, raw, masculine, unjust, unsportsmanlike, inequitable, extraordinary, unsporting, out-of-bounds, unfair, foul, below the belt, dirty, brunette

  15. fairadverb

    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

  16. fairly, fair, cleanadverb

    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

    "they played fairly"

    jolly, middling, passably, evenhandedly, fairly, clean, plumb, moderately, reasonably, pretty, somewhat, plum

    ugly, foul, brunet, brunette, unsportsmanlike, out-of-bounds, unjust, cloudy, inequitable, unfair, illegible, masculine, below the belt, dirty, raw, cheating(a), immoderate, extraordinary, unsporting

  17. fairly, fair, evenhandedlyadverb

    without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

    "deal fairly with one another"

    jolly, middling, passably, evenhandedly, fairly, clean, moderately, reasonably, pretty, somewhat

    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

  1. fairadjective

    spotless, unspotted, untarnished, unblemished, unstained

  2. fairadjective

    white, light, blonde

  3. fairadjective

    handsome, comely, beautiful

  4. fairadjective

    pleasant, clear, cloudless, not cloudy, not overcast

  5. fairadjective

    favorable, prosperous

  6. fairadjective

    promising, hopeful

  7. fairadjective

    open, distinct, plain, unobstructed, unincumbered

  8. fairadjective

    frank, honest, candid, ingenuous, equitable, just, honorable, upright, impartial, unbiassed

  9. fairadjective

    reasonable, proper

  10. fairadjective

    10. pretty good, more than middling, above mediocrity

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  1. Kevin Gough:

    William Bryan has committed no crime. We look forward to a fair and speedy trial, and to the day when William Bryan is released and reunited with William Bryan family.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I just don't think that's fair, i and others said that we were attacked. … That video, which was still spinning through the world, was being mentioned on social media.

  3. Karthick Ramakrishnan:

    Everyone is pretending like this is going to get done in a month or two months, now is the time to design these systems so those who are most severely impacted by COVID, in terms of cases and deaths, are those who have a fair shot at getting a shot.

  4. Matthew Barzun:

    I don't think it is fair to pin everything on the private sector, nor is it fair to say that they have no responsibility in trying to come up with solutions.

  5. Billy Murphy:

    We are tired of the words. We want to see action, we want to see fair compensation for victims of police brutality, we want to see a fair response and an impartial investigation not cops investigating themselves.

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
  • férCzech
  • tegWelsh
  • lys, blond, smuk, retfærdig, rimelig, markedDanish
  • hell, fair, gerecht, wunderbar, anständig, schön, hellhäutig, blond, Kirchtag, Messe, Kirmes, Ausstellung, Markt, Kirchweih, JahrmarktGerman
  • δίκαιοςGreek
  • 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
  • feiraGalician
  • בהיר, פייר, הוגן, יפה, צודק, בהירהHebrew
  • निष्पक्षHindi
  • szép, igazságos, korrekt, szőke, fehér, vásárHungarian
  • արդարArmenian
  • fagurIcelandic
  • giusta, discreto, bello, equo, equa, giusto, discreta, bella, mercato, fieraItalian
  • הוגןHebrew
  • 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
  • feriaLatin
  • kakahoMāori
  • मेळाMarathi
  • adilMalay
  • 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
  • kermetVolapük

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