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impartial

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

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

Full Definition of IMPARTIAL

:  not partial or biased :  treating or affecting all equally
im·par·tial·i·ty \-ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē, -ˌpär-ˈsha-\ noun
im·par·tial·ly \-ˈpär-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
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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>

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>.
IMPARTIALLY Defined for Kids

impartial

adjective im·par·tial \im-ˈpär-shəl\

Definition of IMPARTIAL for Kids

:  not favoring one side over another :  fair <an impartial referee>
im·par·tial·ly adverb

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