from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Showing no partiality; fair.

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  • adj. fair and having no partiality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fair or impartial; unbiased.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impartial; rightly balanced; equitable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without partiality


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  • President Obama's new, "evenhanded" policy in the Middle East is anything but fair and balanced.

    Lloyd Greif: Israel Stands Alone

  • Obama's self-declared "evenhanded" approach to solving the Middle East "problem" would appear to consist of continually pressuring Israel to give up its secure borders while simultaneously enabling grave threats to Israel's very existence, refusing to engage the United States in taking action to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.

    Lloyd Greif: Israel Stands Alone

  • Although they bend too far backwards to be "evenhanded" with Palin, they nonetheless acknowledge her "tendency to refuse to acknowledge any error in judgment and to offer instead a version of events that could easily be proved false."

    Geoffrey Dunn: Sarah Vain and Simple

  • When someone like R. Crumb dominates an era, Sabin gives him a lot more space than some mindlessly "evenhanded" survey would.

    All I Want For Christmas...

  • Then, on Sept. 9, he told the Washington Post that America should be "evenhanded" in its approach to the region.

    Monday, July 21, 2008

  • When Howard Dean proposed during the 2004 campaign that the United States take a more "evenhanded" role in the peace process, he was severely criticized by prominent Democrats, and a rival for the nomination, Sen. Joe Lieberman, accused him of "selling Israel down the river" and said Dean's comments were "irresponsible."

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

  • As you say, many of them denounce the document as the "Roadmap to hell," and Gary Bauer calls "any attempt to be 'evenhanded' ... 'morally reprehensible'."

    Mail Call

  • Unfortunately, "evenhanded" isn't in Bush's vocabulary.

    Printing: Bush and Israel: It's Politics, Stupid

  • The press smears Cindy Sheehan, a grieving mother, in the name of being "evenhanded".

    Preaching Righteousness

  • Schuck's treatment is "evenhanded," if by that is meant the tactic of first summarizing an opponent's arguments, all the better to demolish them as the discussion proceeds.

    'Diversity in America'


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