adjective bi·ased \ˈbī-əst\

: having or showing a bias : having or showing an unfair tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others

Full Definition of BIASED

:  exhibiting or characterized by bias (see 1bias); especially :  prejudiced
:  tending to yield one outcome more frequently than others in a statistical experiment <a biased coin>
:  having an expected value different from the quantity or parameter estimated <a biased estimate>

Examples of BIASED

  1. She is too biased to write about the case objectively.
  2. He is biased against women.
  3. The judges of the talent show were biased toward musical acts.
  4. It's also politically biased, full of slighting references to the Whigs, whom Johnson detested, and imperiously chauvinistic, wherever possible dismissing or making light of words imported from French. —Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review, 4 Dec. 2005

Origin of BIASED

(see 1bias)
First Known Use: 1649


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