without fear or favour

without fear or favour
impartially.
fear

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  • without fear or favour — Impartially • • • Main Entry: ↑fear * * * without fear or ˈfavour idiom (formal) in a fair way • They undertook to make their judgement without fear or favour. Main ent …   Useful english dictionary

  • without fear or favour — ► without fear or favour impartially. Main Entry: ↑fear …   English terms dictionary

  • fear — ► NOUN 1) an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. 2) the likelihood of something unwelcome happening. ► VERB 1) be afraid of. 2) (fear for) be anxious about. 3) archaic regard (God) with reverence and awe …   English terms dictionary

  • fear — fear1 W1S3 [fıə US fır] n [: Old English; Origin: fAr sudden danger ] 1.) [U and C] the feeling you get when you are afraid or worried that something bad is going to happen ▪ The boy s eyes were full of fear. fear of ▪ a fear of flying ▪ There… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fear — 1 noun (C, U) 1 an unpleasant feeling of being frightened or worried that something bad is going to happen: The boy s eyes were full of fear. | McCarthy exploited deep seated fears about communism among the American people. (+ of): fear of flying …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • favour — 1 BrE, favor AmE noun 1 HELP (C) something that you do for someone in order to help them or be kind to them : ask a favour (of sb): Can I ask a favor of you? | do sb a favour: Could you do me a favour and turn off that light? | do sth as a favour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • favour — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE) (AmE favor) noun 1 sth that helps sb ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, huge ▪ little, small ▪ special …   Collocations dictionary

  • favour — fa|vour1 W2S1 BrE favor AmE [ˈfeıvə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(help)¦ 2¦(support/approval)¦ 3¦(popular/unpopular)¦ 4¦(advantage)¦ 5¦(choose something instead)¦ 6 do somebody/something no favours 7¦(unfair support)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fear — noun 1》 an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.     ↘(fear for) a feeling of anxiety regarding.     ↘the likelihood of something unwelcome happening: she observed them without fear of attracting attention. 2》 archaic… …   English new terms dictionary

  • fear — n. & v. n. 1 a an unpleasant emotion caused by exposure to danger, expectation of pain, etc. b a state of alarm (be in fear). 2 a cause of fear (all fears removed). 3 (often foll. by of) dread or fearful respect (towards) (had a fear of heights) …   Useful english dictionary

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