Equitable vs. Fair

Equitable vs. Fair — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Equitable and Fair

Equitableadjective

Showing or characterized by equity; just and fair. ]

Fairadjective

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

Equitableadjective

Marked by or having equity.

Fairadjective

Light in color, especially blond

fair hair.

Equitableadjective

Fair, just, or impartial.

Fairadjective

Of light complexion

fair skin.

Equitableadjective

(legal) Relating to the general principles of justice that correct or supplement the provisions of the law.

Fairadjective

Free of clouds or storms; clear and sunny

fair skies.

Equitableadjective

implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all;

equitable treatment of all citizensan equitable distribution of gifts among the children

Fairadjective

Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure

one's fair name.

Fairadjective

Promising; likely

We're in a fair way to succeed.

Fairadjective

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

a fair mediator.

Fairadjective

Just to all parties; equitable

a compromise that is fair to both factions.

Fairadjective

Being in accordance with relative merit or significance

She wanted to receive her fair share of the proceeds.

Fairadjective

Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics

a fair tactic.

Fairadjective

Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory

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

Fairadjective

Superficially true or appealing; specious

Don't trust his fair promises.

Fairadjective

Lawful to hunt or attack

fair game.

Fairadjective

(Archaic) Free of all obstacles.

Fairadverb

In a proper or legal manner

playing fair.

Fairadverb

Directly; straight

a blow caught fair in the stomach.

Fairverb

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

faired the aircraft's wing into the fuselage.

Fairnoun

(Archaic) A beautiful or beloved woman.

Fairnoun

(Obsolete) Loveliness; beauty.

Fairnoun

A gathering for the buying and selling of goods, often held at a particular time and place; a market

We attended the annual book fair.

Fairnoun

An exhibition of home or farm products and skills, usually with competitions and entertainments

My pumpkin won first prize at the county fair.

Fairnoun

An exhibition intended to inform people about a product or business opportunity

a computer fair.a job fair.

Fairnoun

An event, usually for the benefit of a charity or public institution, including entertainment and the sale of goods; a bazaar

a church fair.

Fairadjective

Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.

Monday's child is fair of face.There was once a knight who wooed a fair young maid.

Fairadjective

Unblemished (figuratively or literally); clean and pure; innocent.

one's fair nameAfter scratching out and replacing various words in the manuscript, he scribed a fair copy to send to the publisher.

Fairadjective

Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also referring to blond hair.

She had fair hair and blue eyes.

Fairadjective

Just, equitable.

He must be given a fair trial.

Fairadjective

Adequate, reasonable, or decent.

The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment.

Fairadjective

Favorable to a ship's course.

Fairadjective

Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.

a fair sky;a fair day

Fairadjective

Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unencumbered; open; direct; said of a road, passage, etc.

a fair mark;in fair sight;a fair view

Fairadjective

(shipbuilding) Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.

Fairadjective

(baseball) Between the baselines.

Fairnoun

Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective).

When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?

Fairnoun

(obsolete) A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.

Fairnoun

(obsolete) Fairness, beauty.

Fairnoun

A fair woman; a sweetheart.

Fairnoun

(obsolete) Good fortune; good luck.

Fairnoun

A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements.

Fairnoun

An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.

Fairnoun

An event for professionals in a trade to learn of new products and do business, a trade fair.

Fairnoun

A travelling amusement park (called a funfair in British English and a (travelling) carnival in US English).

Fairverb

To smoothen or even a surface (especially a connection or junction on a surface).

Fairverb

To bring into perfect alignment (especially about rivet holes when connecting structural members).

Fairverb

To construct or design a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline or reduce air drag or water resistance.

Fairverb

(obsolete) To make fair or beautiful.

Fairadverb

clearly, openly, frankly, civilly, honestly, favorably, auspiciously, agreeably

Fairnoun

a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

Fairnoun

gathering of producers to promote business;

world fairtrade fairbook fair

Fairnoun

a competitive exhibition of farm products;

she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair

Fairnoun

a sale of miscellany; often for charity;

the church bazaar

Fairverb

join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

Fairadjective

free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules;

a fair refereefair dealon a fair footinga fair fightby fair means or foul

Fairadjective

showing lack of favoritism;

the cold neutrality of an impartial judge

Fairadjective

more than adequate in quality;

fair work

Fairadjective

not excessive or extreme;

a fairish incomereasonable prices

Fairadjective

visually appealing;

our fair city

Fairadjective

very pleasing to the eye;

my bonny lassthere's a bonny bay beyonda comely faceyoung fair maidens

Fairadjective

(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines;

he hit a fair ball over the third base bag

Fairadjective

of no exceptional quality or ability;

a novel of average meritonly a fair performance of the sonatain fair healththe caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above averagethe performance was middling at best

Fairadjective

attractively feminine;

the fair sex

Fairadjective

(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;

fair copya clean manuscript

Fairadjective

free of clouds or rain;

today will be fair and warm

Fairadjective

(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored;

a fair complexion

Fairadverb

in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating;

they played fairly

Fairadverb

in a fair evenhanded manner;

deal fairly with one another