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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impartial

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

impartiality

play \-ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē, -ˌpär-ˈsha-\ noun

impartially

play \-ˈpär-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of impartial in a sentence

  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>



Did You Know?

To be "partial to" or "partial toward" someone or something is to be somewhat biased or prejudiced, which means that a person who is partial really only sees part of the whole picture. To be impartial is the opposite. The United Nations sends impartial observers to monitor elections in troubled countries. We hope judges and juries will be impartial when they hand down verdicts. But grandparents aren't expected to be impartial when describing their new grandchild.

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>.

IMPARTIAL Defined for Kids

impartial

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adjective im·par·tial \im-ˈpär-shəl\

Definition of impartial for Students

  1. :  not favoring one side over another :  fair <an impartial referee>

impartially

adverb



Law Dictionary

impartial

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adjective im·par·tial \im-ˈpär-shəl\

Legal Definition of impartial

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

impartiality

\im-ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ play noun

impartially

adverb




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