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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
Translations of “fairness”
in Korean 공정함…
in Arabic عَدل…
in Portuguese justiça, equidade…
in Catalan justícia, equitat…
in Japanese 公正…
in Italian onestà, equità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公平待遇, 公平, 公正…
in Russian справедливость…
in Turkish adil olma, dürüstlük, iyilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公平待遇, 公平, 公正…
in Polish sprawiedliwość…
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