Simple Definition of impartial
: treating all people and groups equally : not partial or biased
Examples of impartial in a sentence
an impartial analysis of the case
<an impartial evaluation of the job applicant's qualifications that does not consider age, gender, or race>
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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.
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