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English definition of “fairly”


adverb (IN THE RIGHT WAY)    /ˈfeə.li/ US  /ˈfer-/
B2 If you do something fairly, you do it in a way that is right and reasonable and treats people equally : He claimed that he hadn't been treated fairly by his employers . Officials will ensure that the election is carried out fairly.Justice and fairness fairly and squarely UK (US squarely) completely : She lays the blame for the recession fairly and squarely on the government .Complete and wholeVery and extreme Grammar:FairlyWe use fairly as an adverb meaning ‘in a way which is right and just’:
(Definition of fairly adverb (IN THE RIGHT WAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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