fairness

Fairness is the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination. Judges, umpires, and teachers should all strive to practice fairness.

Fairness comes from the Old English fæger, meaning "pleasing, attractive." This makes sense given that the word is also used to describe physical beauty. Fairness can refer to someone's good looks, or if someone is very pale and blond, you might notice the fairness of her complexion. When someone shows fairness is making a decision, he is pleasing all parties involved and offering a solution that is attractive to everyone.

Primary Meanings of fairness

1.
n
conformity with rules or standards
2.
n
the property of having a naturally light complexion
Full Definitions of fairness
1

n conformity with rules or standards

“the judge recognized the fairness of my claim”
Synonyms:
equity
Antonyms:
inequity, unfairness
injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
Types:
non-discrimination
fairness in treating people without prejudice
sportsmanship
fairness in following the rules of the game
Type of:
justice, justness
the quality of being just or fair

n ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Synonyms:
candor, candour, fair-mindedness
Antonyms:
unfairness
partiality that is not fair or equitable
Type of:
impartiality, nonpartisanship
an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
2

n the property of having a naturally light complexion

Synonyms:
blondness, paleness
Type of:
complexion, skin color, skin colour
the coloring of a person's face

n the quality of being good looking and attractive

Synonyms:
beauteousness, comeliness, loveliness
Type of:
beauty
the qualities that give pleasure to the senses

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