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[ee-vuh n-han-did] /ˈi vənˈhæn dɪd/
impartial; equitable:
evenhanded justice.
Origin of evenhanded
1595-1605; even + handed
Related forms
evenhandedly, adverb
evenhandedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for evenhanded
  • But journalists are apt to be less strident and more evenhanded than many of the people they quote.
  • It's all conveyed with an evenhanded, often affectionate tone.
  • Her naive, proudly open-minded and evenhanded listener wants to know why the vehemence, if not murderous venom.
  • The author does not claim to offer an evenhanded account.
  • The government insists the current electoral policies are evenhanded.
  • There was talk in the eighteen-seventies about paying umpires, and whether that would make them less evenhanded.
  • But it turns out that the universe is not evenhanded.
  • Much of this excerpt seems to be a work of criticism more than an evenhanded examination of an aspect of science.
  • But that won't guarantee more evenhanded interpretations.
  • She is known as an evenhanded administrator and enjoys the respect of her staff.
Word Origin and History for evenhanded

c.1600, from even (adj.) + hand (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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