fair

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. beautiful, handsome, good-looking, pretty, comely; blond, light; unsullied, unblemished; pleasant, fine; impartial, equitable, unbiased, just; moderate, passable; clear, sunny, cloudless.
See beauty, colorlessness, justice, prosperity. —n. sale, bazaar. See business. Ant., unfair, unjust; cloudy, rainy; plain, ugly.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Free from injustice or bias]
Syn. just, impartial, equitable, unbiased, dispassionate, objective, unprejudiced, uncolored, evenhanded, even, balanced, nondiscriminatory, forthright, plain, scrupulous, upright, candid, generous, frank, open, sincere, straightforward, honest, lawful, clean, legitimate, decent, honorable, virtuous, righteous, temperate, ethical, reasonable, civil, courteous, sterling, uncorrupted, disinterested, detached, nonpartisan, square, fair-minded, sportsmanlike, sporting, good, handsome, principled, moderate, benevolent, aboveboard, trustworthy, meet, due, fit, appropriate, regular, right, on the level*, on the up-and-up*, fair and square*, straight*, leaning over backward*, giving the devil his due*.
Ant. unfair*, unjust, biased.
2. [Moderately satisfactory]
Syn. average, not bad, ordinary, mediocre, adequate, passable, tolerable, medium, usual, common, all right, commonplace, satisfactory, decent, respectable, pretty good, up to standard, middling, faIrish, so-so, OK, only fair, fair to middling*; see also common 1 .
Ant. excellent, poor, unsatisfactory.
3. [Not stormy or likely to storm]
Syn. clear, pleasant, sunny, bright, cloudless, unclouded, calm, placid, tranquil, unthreatening, favorable, balmy, mild, smiling.
Ant. stormy*, threatening, overcast.
4. [Of light complexion]
Syn. blond, light-colored, light-complexioned, pallid, pale, sallow, white, bleached, white-skinned, milky, flaxen, fair-haired, snow-white, snowy, chalky, silvery, whitish, pearly, blanched, light, lily-white, ivory-white, albino, peaches-and-cream, blue-eyed, rosy, faded, neutral, colorless, pLatinum blond, whey-faced, pale-faced, white as a sheet*, white as the driven snow*; see also blond .
Ant. dark*, brunet, black.
5. [Personally attractive]
Syn. lovely, charming, pretty; see beautiful 2 .
n.
Syn. exposition, county fair, state fair, world's fair, street fair, carnival, bazaar, exhibition, mart, display, festival, market, bourse, exchange, flea market, crafts fair, spectacle, centennial, celebration, kermis, Donnybrook Fair, expo*; see also carnival 1 .
Syn.- fair , the general word, implies the treating of both or all sides alike, without reference to one's own feelings or interests [ a fair exchange ] ; just implies adherence to a standard of rightness or lawfulness without reference to one's own inclinations [ a just decision ] ; impartial and unbiased both imply freedom from prejudice for or against any side [ an impartial chairman, an unbiased account ] ; dispassionate implies the absence of passion or strong emotion, hence, connotes cool, disinterested judgment [ a dispassionate critic ] ; objective implies a viewing of persons or things without reference to oneself, one's interests, etc. [ an objective newspaper ] See also Synonym Study at beautiful .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. just evenhanded, equitable, unprejudiced, impartial, unbiased, *square, honest, clean, scrupulous.
2. sunny bright, cloudless, clear, clement, pleasant, mild.
3. mediocre adequate, intermediate, okay, satisfactory, good enough, *so-so, *not bad, tolerable, *comme ci, comme ca.
4. attractive beautiful, good-looking, comely, handsome, pulchritudinous, lovely, pretty.
5. light-complexioned blonde, pale, peaches and cream, towheaded, alabaster, white.
ANT.: 1. unfair, one-sided, prejudiced, unjust, crooked. 2. stormy, cloudy, overcast, rainy. 3. excellent, superior, poor, inferior. 4. ugly, homely. 5. dark, swarthy, black
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Having qualities that delight the eye: attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, good-looking, gorgeous, handsome, lovely, pretty, pulchritudinous, ravishing, sightly, stunning. Scots: bonny. Idiom: easy on the eyes. See BEAUTIFUL. 2. Having light hair: blond, fairhaired, towheaded. See COLORS. 3. Of a light color or complexion: alabaster, ivory, light1, pale. See COLORS. 4. Free from clouds or mist, for example: clear, cloudless, fine1, sunny, unclouded. See CLEAR. 5. Indicative of future success or full of promise: auspicious, benign, bright, brilliant, favorable, fortunate, good, propitious. See LUCK. 6. Free from bias in judgment: disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, fair-minded, impartial, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudiced. Idiom: fair and square. See FAIR. 7. Just to all parties: equal, equitable, even1, evenhanded. See SAME. 8. According to the rules: clean, sporting, sportsmanlike, sports-manly. See FAIR. 9. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent: acceptable, adequate, all right, average, common, decent, fairish, goodish, moderate, passable, respectable, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable. Informal: OK, tidy. See GOOD. II adverb 1. In a fair, sporting manner: cleanly, correctly, fairly, properly. See FAIR. 2. With precision or absolute conformity: bang, dead, direct, directly, exactly, flush, just, precisely, right, smack1, square, squarely, straight. Slang: smack-dab. See PRECISE.

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