regional note: in AM, also use evenhanded
If someone is even-handed
, they are completely fair
, especially when they are judging other people or dealing with two groups of people.
...an even-handed approach to the war on drugs.
The administration wants to ensure the meetings appear evenhanded.
He insists that the police are acting even-handedly.
even-handedness uncountable noun
...the carefully modulated even-handedness which is the hallmark of the Queen's public
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