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partiality

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of partiality

  1. 1 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities <partiality blinded the administrator to the benefits of the proposed system for distributing work> Synonyms favor, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, bias, parti pris, partisanship, ply, prejudice, tendentiousnessRelated Words chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossessionNear Antonyms calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunnerAntonyms impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  2. 2 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing <a person with an unfortunate partiality for jumping to conclusions> Synonyms affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, inclination, 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

  3. 3 positive regard for something <a partiality toward outdoor sports of all kinds> Synonyms appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, liking, preference, relish, shine, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike




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