AskDefine | Define fairness

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1 conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim" [syn: equity] [ant: unfairness, unfairness]
2 ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty [syn: fair-mindedness, candor, candour] [ant: unfairness]
3 the property of having a naturally light complexion [syn: paleness, blondness]
4 the quality of being good looking and attractive [syn: comeliness, loveliness, beauteousness]

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  1. The property of being fair.

Extensive Definition

Fairness may refer to:
fairness in Russian: Справедливость
fairness in French: équité

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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