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bias

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bias

  1. in a line or direction running from corner to corner <made of fabric cut bias> Synonyms athwart, crosswise, cornerways, cornerwise, crossways, diagonally, kitty-corner (also catty-corner or catercorner or kitty-cornered or catty-cornered or catercornered), obliquely, transverselyRelated Words acrossNear Antonyms lengthwise, longitudinally




bias

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bias

  1. 1 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities <he has a powerful bias towards sentimentality, which comes through even in his grittier stories> Synonyms favor, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, partisanship, ply, prejudice, tendentiousness Related Words chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossession Near Antonyms calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunner Antonyms impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  2. 2 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing <from her youth she revealed a strong bias toward a life of the mind> Synonyms affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, inclination, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turnRelated Words favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularityNear Antonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern




bias

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bias

  1. to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge <bad reviews biased her against the movie, even though it starred one of her favorite actors> Synonyms prejudice, poison, turnRelated Words dispose, incline, predispose; influence, prepossess; convince, persuade, suggest




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