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fairness

noun [U] uk   /ˈfeə.nəs/ us    /ˈfer-/

fairness noun [U] (FAIR TREATMENT)

C1 the quality of treating people equally or in a way that is right or reasonable: He had a real sense of fairness and hated injustice. The ban on media reporting has made some people question the fairness of the election (= ask whether it was fair). in (all) fairness considering everything that has an effect on a situation, so that a fair judgment can be made: In all fairness, he has been a hard worker. In fairness to Diana, she has at least been honest with you.

fairness noun [U] (BEAUTY)

old use beauty
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