part of speech: adjective

inflections: fairer, fairest

definition 1: without showing favor and without allowing an advantage for one side over another; just.

  • The principal was being fair when she punished both of you.

synonyms: impartial, just

antonyms: biased, unfair

definition 2: according to the rules.

  • It was a fair fight.

synonyms: clean, legitimate, proper, right

antonyms: unfair

definition 3: pleasing to the eye; lovely.

  • The fair princess has brought peace to the kingdom.

synonyms: beautiful, lovely, pretty

antonyms: ugly

definition 4: free from rain, snow, and storms; clear.

  • We enjoyed fair weather while we were in New Mexico.

synonyms: clear, mild

antonyms: foul

definition 5: average; acceptable.

  • Your grades are fair, but I’m sure you can do better.

synonyms: average, decent

definition 6: of a light tone.

  • Her fair skin burns easily.

synonyms: light, pale



part of speech: adverb

inflections: fairer, fairest

definition: in a just manner; fairly.

  • Why won’t you play fair?

synonyms: fairly

derivation: fairness (n.)



part of speech: noun

definition 1: a gathering at which farm animals and farm produce are shown and judged. A fair is usually held over several days and includes games and amusements.

synonyms: exhibition, show

definition 2: a gathering to show products to people interested in buying.

  • We spent the day looking through books at the book fair.

synonyms: exhibition, show