fair adj.

VERBS be, seem | make sth I'll give you ten pounds each to make it fair. | consider sth, think sth I didn't think it fair that the others should be allowed to go but not me.

ADV. scrupulously, very It's important to be scrupulously fair when marking the final exam paper. | absolutely, completely, entirely, perfectly, quite, totally I don't care what he thinks. It seems perfectly fair to me. That doesn't seem quite fair. | hardly It's hardly fair that I should be working while everyone else is enjoying themselves! | pretty, reasonably

PHRASES to be fair To be fair, we hadn't really spent enough time on the job.

PREP. to That seems fair to all sides.