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fair

(Just), adjective aequus, affording no undue advantage, appropriate, balanced, deserved, detached, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair-minded, fitting, honest, honorable, impartial, merited, objective, scrupulous, sporting, sportsmanlike, square, suitable, uncolored, uncorrupted, uninfluenced, unprejudiced, unswayed, upright
Associated concepts: fair and impartial trial, fair hearing, fair on its face, fair preponderance of evidence, fair representaaion, fair trade, fair trial, fair wages

fair

(Satisfactory), adjective acceptable, adequate, bearable, decent, good enough, mediocre, medium, middling, moderate, moderately good, passable, reasonable, reasonably good, respectable, secundus, sufficient, suitable, tolerable, unexceptional, unobjectionable
Associated concepts: fair aggregate value, fair and equitable value, fair and reasonable compensation, fair and reasonnble market value, fair and reasonable value, fair cash value, fair consideration, fair equivalent, fair market value, fair preponderance, fair return on investment, fair use, fair valuation, fair value
See also: adequate, attractive, average, business, clean, correct, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, high-minded, honest, impartial, imperfect, judicial, juridical, just, marginal, market, mediocre, neutral, nonpartisan, objective, passable, right, rightful, scrupulous, standard, unbiased, unprejudiced, upright
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However, I don't knot" too many of the fairer sex who would be eager to leap into the sack with someone who, the press release informs us, has since age 14 "slept with 5,048 men, one lesbian and a Gothic Norwegian hairdresser and is still not sure whether he's gay or just a lazy heterosexual.
Yet even as she points to the ferocity of human beings in general, Spero's depictions of the fairer sex typically depend on a more complicated inner logic.
Slightly drastic you might think, but according to research by new hair care brand Sunsilk, hair dilemmas cause serious stress for the fairer sex.
Here the characters are brash, bold and ballsy and show that women are not always the fairer sex.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 5 (ANI): Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan has scored himself trouble over a derogatory remark against women, saying if products and alcohol brands are named after fairer sex, one could see the demands soaring high.
Surprisingly, more than one in every eight online punts on the competition were from the fairer sex.
I'd say the fairer sex are in a darn sight more danger on a late-night carriage without men to split them up.
IN the age-old battle of the sexes, the fairer sex may have just lost the most controversial argument of them all.
Always keen to talk up the fairer sex, Wee Jimmy wants a mention for his granny who used to work as a fishwife in Peterheid.
Any fears that the lads might have matured now that they are about to start their final year of secondary education will be quickly dismissed as soon as Jay launches into another one of his memorable insights into the inner workings of the fairer sex.
The same can't be said about the city's fairer sex though, who spent a measly pounds 50 on gig tickets.
But it's still fascinating to delve into the history of the Women's Land Army, and the contribution the fairer sex made to the war effort.