Definitionsregional note: in AM, also use evenhanded
graded adjective & adjective 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. even-handedly
graded adverb [ADV with v] ⇒ 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 utterances.
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