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Fair behaviour and the quality of being fair and reasonable - thesaurus

Synonyms

justice

noun

treatment of people that is fair and morally right

fairness

noun

behaviour that is reasonable and right

sportsmanship

noun

fair behaviour in other activities, for example politics

legitimacy

noun

the fact that something is fair and reasonable

a square deal

fair treatment

justice

noun

the fact that something is reasonable and fair

equity

noun

legal a branch of law that developed alongside the common law and that is used to obtain a fair result when common law does not provide a solution

tolerance

noun

the attitude of someone who is willing to accept someone else’s beliefs, way of life etc without criticizing them even if they disagree with them

political correctness

noun

politically correct language or behaviour

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equity

noun

formal a fair and reasonable way of behaving towards people, so that everyone is treated in the same way

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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