Learner's definition of FAIRLY
[more fairly; most fairly]
to some degree or extent but not very or extremely
to a reasonable or moderate extent
in a way that is right or proper
in a fair way
She treats everyone fairly.
I told the story as fairly as possible.
He reports fairly on the issues.
He beat me fairly and squarely.
— used for emphasis before a verb that is being used figuratively
literary + old-fashioned
in a favorable or pleasing way