favoritism

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noun fa·vor·it·ism \ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-ˌti-zəm, ˈfā-vər-\

Definition of favoritism

  1. 1 :  the showing of special favor :  partiality

  2. 2 :  the state or fact of being a favorite

Examples of favoritism in a sentence

  1. He accused the teacher of showing favoritism in assigning grades.

1763

First Known Use of favoritism

1763


FAVORITISM Defined for English Language Learners

favoritism

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noun fa·vor·it·ism \ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-ˌti-zəm, ˈfā-vər-\

Definition of favoritism for English Language Learners

  • : the unfair practice of treating some people better than others


FAVORITISM Defined for Kids

favoritism

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noun fa·vor·it·ism \ˈfā-və-rə-ˌti-zəm, ˈfāv-rə-\

Definition of favoritism for Students

  1. :  the unfair practice of treating some people better than others


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