fairness

noun
ADJECTIVE
basic, elementary, simple

This is a matter of basic fairness.

scrupulous (esp. BrE)

Dr Jones was treated with scrupulous fairness by his employers.

procedural (law)
economic

issues of economic fairness and personal equality

VERB + FAIRNESS
achieve, ensure, guarantee

a way of achieving fairness to the accused

question

Many people questioned the fairness of the election.

FAIRNESS + VERB
demand sth, require sth

Fairness demanded an equal division of the winnings.

PREPOSITION
in (all) fairness

In all fairness to him, I should say that most of his story is true.

with fairness

They were all treated with strict fairness.

fairness in

the need for fairness in applying these rules

fairness to

The new system of waiting lists should guarantee fairness to all patients.

PHRASES
a sense of fairness

Children have a very strong sense of fairness.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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