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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Active, effective, suitable or loyal only during a time of prosperity or when no danger or hardship is involved.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money
  • "It turned out to be a fair-weather construction."
  • But these bin Laden allies are fair-weather friends.
  • We are not fair-weather friends to the United States. for more
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