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impartial

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adjective im·par·tial \(ˌ)im-ˈpär-shəl\

Simple Definition of impartial

  • : treating all people and groups equally : not partial or biased

Full Definition of impartial

  1. :  not partial or biased :  treating or affecting all equally

im·par·tial·i·ty play \-ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē, -ˌpär-ˈsha-\ noun
im·par·tial·ly play \-ˈpär-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of impartial

  1. an impartial analysis of the case

  2. <an impartial evaluation of the job applicant's qualifications that does not consider age, gender, or race>



1587

First Known Use of impartial

1587

Synonym Discussion of impartial

fair, just, equitable, impartial, unbiased, dispassionate, objective mean free from favor toward either or any side. fair implies a proper balance of conflicting interests <a fair decision>. just implies an exact following of a standard of what is right and proper <a just settlement of territorial claims>. equitable implies a less rigorous standard than just and usually suggests equal treatment of all concerned <the equitable distribution of the property>. impartial stresses an absence of favor or prejudice <an impartial third party>. unbiased implies even more strongly an absence of all prejudice <your unbiased opinion>. dispassionate suggests freedom from the influence of strong feeling and often implies cool or even cold judgment <a dispassionate summation of the facts>. objective stresses a tendency to view events or persons as apart from oneself and one's own interest or feelings <I can't be objective about my own child>.

IMPARTIALITY Defined for Kids

impartiality

noun im·par·tial·i·ty \im-ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Definition of impartiality

  1. :  the quality or state of being fair and just <The judge maintained impartiality.>





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