partiality

  • 1 Partiality — Par ti*al i*ty (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. partialit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind. [1913 Webster] 2. A predilection or inclination to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 partiality — I noun affinity, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, biased judgment, discrimination, favor, favoritism, fondness, inclination, iniquitas, injustice, intolerance leaning, liking, one sidedness, partisanship, penchant, preconception, predilection …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 partiality — (n.) one sidedness, early 15c., from M.Fr. parcialité, from M.L. partialitatem (nom. partialitas), from partialis (see PARTIAL (Cf. partial)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 partiality — prepossession, prejudice, bias, *predilection Analogous words: approving or approval, endorsing or endorsement (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE) Antonyms: impartiality …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 partiality — [n] favoritism, fondness affinity, bias, cup of tea*, dish, druthers*, flash, inclination, inclining, leaning, liking, love, partisanship, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, propensity, taste, tendency,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 partiality — [pär΄shē al′ə tē, pär shal′ə tē] n. [ME parcialitee < MFr partialité] 1. the state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias 2. particular fondness or liking SYN. PREJUDICE …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 partiality — par|ti|al|i|ty [ˌpa:ʃiˈælıti US ˌpa:r ] n [U] 1.) unfair support of one person or one group against another = ↑bias ▪ the problem of partiality in news reporting 2.) partiality for sth formal a special liking for something ▪ a partiality for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 partiality — noun (U) 1 unfair support of one person or one side against another; bias 1 (1): Councillors were accused of partiality on land issues. 2 partiality for formal a special liking for something: a partiality for Moorish architecture …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 partiality — /pahr shee al i tee, pahr shal /, n., pl. partialities. 1. the state or character of being partial. 2. a favorable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own children. 3. a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually fol. by… …

    Universalium

  • 10 partiality — noun 1) his partiality toward their cause Syn: bias, prejudice, favoritism, favor, partisanship See note at bias 2) her partiality for brandy Syn: liking, love, fondness …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 partiality — /paʃiˈæləti/ (say pahshee aluhtee) noun (plural partialities) 1. the state or character of being partial. 2. (sometimes followed by for) favourable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own offspring. 3. (sometimes followed by… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 partiality — noun Preference, bias in favor of, tendency. The judges partiality towards the defendant caused him to be replaced, with someone who was apparently more neutral …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 partiality — par|ti|al|i|ty [ ,parʃi æləti ] noun 1. ) uncount a lack of fairness that you show when you support one person, group, or opinion more than any others ─ opposite IMPARTIALITY 2. ) singular OLD FASHIONED a feeling of liking someone or something: a …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 partiality — UK [ˌpɑː(r)ʃɪˈælətɪ] / US [ˌpɑrʃɪˈælətɪ] noun 1) [uncountable] an unfair attitude that you show when you support one person, group, or opinion more than any others 2) [singular] old fashioned a feeling of liking someone or something a partiality… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 partiality — tendencingumas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Tam tikros tendencijos primetimas. kilmė lot. tendentia – polinkis atitikmenys: angl. partiality vok. Tendenziöse, n rus. тенденциозность …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 16 partiality — tendencingumas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Turėjimas iš anksto sudarytos, primetamos idėjos; šališkumas. kilmė lot. tendentia – polinkis atitikmenys: angl. partiality vok. Tendenziöse, n rus. тенденциозность …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 17 partiality — šališkumas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Bešališkumo priešprieša, polinkis bendraujant su kitais žmonėmis (pvz., treneriui su auklėtiniais, sporto teisėjui su sportininkais) laikytis jų atžvilgiu tokio požiūrio ar nuomonės …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 18 partiality — partial ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing only in part; incomplete. 2) favouring one side in a dispute above the other; biased. 3) (partial to) having a liking for. DERIVATIVES partiality noun partially adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 19 partiality — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being partial ; bias 2. a special taste or liking …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 partiality — Synonyms and related words: affinity, appreciation, bag, bent, bias, chosen kind, clannishness, clanship, cliqueyness, cliquishness, cliquism, cup of tea, denominationalism, discrimination, druthers, esprit de corps, ethnocentricity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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