fairish


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fair·ish

 (fâr′ĭsh)
adj.
Of moderately large size or good quality.

fair′ish·ly adv.

fairish

(ˈfɛərɪʃ)
adj
1. moderately good, well, etc
2. (of the hair, complexion, etc) moderately light in colour

fair•ish

(ˈfɛər ɪʃ)

adj.
1. moderately good or large.
2. moderately light in color.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fairish - not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
2.fairish - (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";
blond, blonde, light-haired - being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children"

fairish

adjective
Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
A tall young officer with a fairish skin and reddish whiskers--and had a servant by the name o' Pym?
Beats me how them Frenchmen fetch anywheres, exceptin' America's fairish broadly.
I have been over it a fairish number of times, but I have never been able to get the hang of it.
I read these and I read several comedies of Lope de Vega, and numbers of archaic dramas in Moratin's history, and I really got a fairish perspective of the Spanish drama, which has now almost wholly faded from my mind.
Chris, whose daughter Kimberley, six, had just left the school seconds earlier, said: "A woman in her 20s with fairish, red hair had been with the dog.
His first sight of May is in the cinema in "a shaft of light fall from somewhere above" which seems to him as "the curve of a cheek and a sheaf of a fairish glinting hair.
Walsh said: "He was a fairish horse in the winter so he was entitled to beat summer horses whatever way you look at it.
Currently in the mid elevens the index has had a fairish run.
With just the two outings so far in his career, he returned with plenty of dash at Leicester to finish three lengths second to a fairish sort in International debut, coming home nicely clear of the third, who has just been touched off since.
With just the two outings so far in his career, he returned with plenty of dash at Leicester to finish three lengths second to a fairish sort in Internationaldebut, coming home nicely clear of the third, who has just been touched off since.
Civilizations have existed for thousands of years in which there was no trace of the mere idea of criticizing the government, of being secure from arbitrary arrest, of having a fair trial (or even a fairish trial, or even a trial at all), of printing almost anything one likes, of voting for one of a number of candidates for public office," writes the great historian of the Soviet Union, Robert Conquest, at the end of a lifetime in which his subject matter vigorously suppressed these ideas.
Lee Westwood walked in with a 71 in the first round of the British Masters at the Forest of Arden yesterday which, given his travails of recent years, was a fairish story.