Fair-spoken

  • 1 Fair-spoken — Fair spo ken, a. Using fair speech, or uttered with fairness; bland; civil; courteous; plausible. A marvelous fair spoken man. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fair-spoken — [fer′spōk′ən] adj. speaking or spoken courteously …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 fair-spoken — adjective Date: 15th century pleasant and courteous in speech < a fair spoken youth > …

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  • 4 fair-spoken — fair spokenness, n. /fair spoh keuhn/, adj. speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth spoken. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …

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  • 5 fair-spoken — fair′ spo′ken adj. speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth spoken • Etymology: 1425–75 fair′ spo′ken•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 6 fair spoken — Synonyms and related words: adulatory, bland, blandishing, blarneying, buttery, cajoling, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, disarming, fawning, fine spoken, flattering, fulsome, glib, gushing, honey mouthed, honey tongued, honeyed, ingratiating …

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  • 7 fair-spoken — /ˈfɛə spoʊkən/ (say fair spohkuhn) adjective courteous, civil, or plausible in speech; well spoken; smooth tongued …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 fair-spoken — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: Middle English faire spoken : using fair speech or uttered with fairness : bland, civil, courteous, plausible …

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  • 9 fair-spoken — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. civil, courteous, well spoken; see polite 1 , refined 2 …

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  • 10 fair-spoken — courteous, civil; said fairly or impartially …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 fair-spoken — a. 1. Civil, courteous, bland, complaisant. gracious. 2. Plausible, smooth, bland, oily, unctuous …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 fair's fair — An expression appealing for, or agreeing to, just treatment • • • Main Entry: ↑fair * * * fair’s fair spoken phrase used for saying that someone should accept something because it is fair Fair’s fair, I had the car yesterday so you can have it… …

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  • 13 fair-spo|ken — «FAIR SPOH kuhn», adjective. speaking smoothly and pleasantly; civil; courteous: »a fair spoken young man …

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  • 14 fair — fair1 [ fer ] adjective *** ▸ 1 treating all equally ▸ 2 reasonable/morally right ▸ 3 not bad but not very good ▸ 4 pleasant and not raining ▸ 5 light in color ▸ 6 likely to be correct ▸ 7 beautiful ▸ 8 when size etc. is large ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) if …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 fair — 1. adj., adv., n., & v. adj. 1 just, unbiased, equitable; in accordance with the rules. 2 blond; light or pale in colour or complexion. 3 a of (only) moderate quality or amount; average. b considerable, satisfactory (a fair chance of success). 4… …

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  • 16 fair — I adj 1. unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, uncolored; disinterested, dispassionate, detached; even handed, equitable, just, Inf. square, objective. 2. proper, legitimate, straightforward, aboveboard. 3. ample, sufficient, adequate, OK, enough;… …

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  • 17 spoken — /spoh keuhn/, v. 1. a pp. of speak. adj. 2. uttered or expressed by speaking; oral (opposed to written): the spoken word. 3. speaking, or using speech, as specified (usually used in combination): fair spoken; plain spoken; soft spoken. * * * …

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  • 18 spoken — /ˈspoʊkən / (say spohkuhn) verb 1. past participle of speak. –adjective 2. uttered or expressed by speaking; oral (opposed to written). 3. (in compounds) speaking, or using speech, as specified: fair spoken; plain spoken …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 Fair comment — is a legal term for a common law defense in defamation cases (libel or slander).United StatesIn the United States, the traditional privilege of fair comment is seen as a protection for robust, even outrageous published or spoken opinions about… …

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  • 20 Fair Vote Canada — is a nonprofit, multi partisan advocacy group for electoral reform in Canada. A similarily named organization exists within the United States (see Center for Voting and Democracy ) It is active both federally and in those provinces where there… …

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