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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fairness

    In its governmental relations, human or divine, justice is the giving to every person exactly what he deserves, not necessarily involving any consideration of what any other may deserve; equity (the quality of being equal) is giving every one as much advantage, privilege, or consideration as is given to any other; it is that which is equally right or just to all concerned; equity is equal justice and is thus a close synonym for fairness and impartiality, but it has a philosophical and legal precision that those words have not. In legal proceedings cases arise for which the law has not adequately provided, or in which general provisions, just in the main, would work individual hardship. The system of equity, devised to supply the insufficiencies of law, deals with cases "to which the law by reason of its universality can not apply." "Equity, then, ... is the soul and spirit of all law; positive law is construed and rational law is made by it." Blackstone bk. iii, ch. 27, p. 429. In personal and social relations justice is the rendering to every one what is due or merited, whether in act, word, or thought; in matters of reasoning, or literary work of any kind, justice is close, faithful, unprejudiced, and unbiased adherence to essential truth or fact; we speak of the justice of a statement, or of doing justice to a subject. Integrity, rectitude, right, righteousness and virtue denote conformity of personal conduct to the moral law, and thus necessarily include justice, which is giving others that which is their due. Lawfulness is an ambiguous word, meaning in its narrower sense mere legality, which may be very far from justice, but in its higher sense signifying accordance with the supreme law of right, and thus including perfect justice. Justness refers rather to logical relations than to practical matters; as, we speak of the justness of a statement or of a criticism. See JUDGE, n.

    Synonyms:
    equity, fair play, faithfulness, honor, impartiality, integrity, justice, justness, law, lawfulness, legality, rectitude, right, righteousness, rightfulness, truth, uprightness, virtue

    Antonyms:
    dishonesty, favoritism, inequity, injustice, partiality, unfairness, unlawfulness, unreasonableness, untruth, wrong

    Preposition:
    The justice of the king; to or for the oppressed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairness, equitynoun

    conformity with rules or standards

    "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

    Synonyms:
    paleness, fair-mindedness, beauteousness, loveliness, candor, equity, blondness, candour, comeliness

    Antonyms:
    unfairness, inequity

  2. fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candournoun

    ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

    Synonyms:
    paleness, fair-mindedness, beauteousness, loveliness, candor, equity, blondness, candour, directness, candidness, frankness, forthrightness, comeliness

    Antonyms:
    unfairness, inequity

  3. paleness, blondness, fairnessnoun

    the property of having a naturally light complexion

    Synonyms:
    blondness, lividness, achromasia, wanness, luridness, lividity, pallidity, comeliness, pallidness, fair-mindedness, loveliness, candor, beauteousness, pallor, paleness, candour, equity

    Antonyms:
    unfairness, inequity

  4. comeliness, fairness, loveliness, beauteousnessnoun

    the quality of being good looking and attractive

    Synonyms:
    paleness, fair-mindedness, beauteousness, loveliness, candor, equity, blondness, candour, comeliness

    Antonyms:
    inequity, unfairness

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How to use fairness in a sentence?

  1. Marco Rubio:

    Clearly President Xi personally intervened for #ZTE but replacing sanctions with fine of $300/$400 million is not a good deal, we have leverage to bring fairness back to relationship with #China whose other tech firms Tsinghua,Huawei,BBK,Yiomi & Lenovo rely on U.S. chips as well.

  2. Cory Booker:

    Fixing our broken criminal justice system remains one of the most challenging issues plaguing our nation. Formerly incarcerated individuals continue to face overwhelming obstacles as they rejoin their communities, it's often difficult to obtain jobs and housing and many have lost their right to vote. These measures signed today by Governor Murphy will help restore fairness to the criminal justice system and remove some of the fundamental barriers to re-entry.

  3. Anetta Kahane:

    In all fairness, Facebook is not responsible for the hateful attitudes of some members of German society.

  4. Portland Police Chief Chris Davis:

    The encounter with George Floyd that resulted in his death spurred a critical mass across the country demanding police reform and accountability, all community members should be treated with fairness, equity, dignity and professionalism no matter their race.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I'm Presbyterian, boy, that's down the middle of the road folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don't know about. I just don't know about.

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