Equality vs. Fairness

Equality vs. Fairness — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Equality and Fairness

Equalitynoun

The state or quality of being equal.

Fairnessadjective

Of pleasing appearance, especially because of a pure or fresh quality; comely.

Equalitynoun

(Mathematics) A statement, usually an equation, that one thing equals another.

Fairnessadjective

Light in color, especially blond

fair hair.

Equalitynoun

The fact of being equal.

Fairnessadjective

Of light complexion

fair skin.

Equalitynoun

(mathematics) The fact of being equal, of having the same value.

Fairnessadjective

Free of clouds or storms; clear and sunny

fair skies.

Equalitynoun

The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.

Fairnessadjective

Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure

one's fair name.

Equalitynoun

the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

Fairnessadjective

Promising; likely

We're in a fair way to succeed.

Equalitynoun

a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced;

on a par with the best

Fairnessadjective

Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial

a fair mediator.

Fairnessadjective

Just to all parties; equitable

a compromise that is fair to both factions.

Fairnessadjective

Being in accordance with relative merit or significance

She wanted to receive her fair share of the proceeds.

Fairnessadjective

Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics

a fair tactic.

Fairnessadjective

Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory

gave only a fair performance of the play.in fair health.

Fairnessadjective

Superficially true or appealing; specious

Don't trust his fair promises.

Fairnessadjective

Lawful to hunt or attack

fair game.

Fairnessadjective

(Archaic) Free of all obstacles.

Fairnessadverb

In a proper or legal manner

playing fair.

Fairnessadverb

Directly; straight

a blow caught fair in the stomach.

Fairnessverb

To join (pieces) so as to be smooth, even, or regular

faired the aircraft's wing into the fuselage.

Fairnessnoun

(Archaic) A beautiful or beloved woman.

Fairnessnoun

(Obsolete) Loveliness; beauty.

Fairnessnoun

The property of being fair or equitable.

Some questioned the fairness of the new laws.

Fairnessnoun

The property of being fair or beautiful.

Fairnessnoun

conformity with rules or standards;

the judge recognized the fairness of my claim

Fairnessnoun

ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Fairnessnoun

the property of having a naturally light complexion

Fairnessnoun

the quality of being good looking and attractive