partiality

noun par·tial·i·ty \ ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē , pär-ˈsha-lə-tē \

Definition of partiality

plural partialities
1 : the quality or state of being partial : bias
2 : a special taste or liking

Examples of partiality in a Sentence

  1. partiality blinded the administrator to the benefits of the proposed system for distributing work

  2. a person with an unfortunate partiality for jumping to conclusions

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First Known Use of partiality

15th century


PARTIALITY Defined for English Language Learners

partiality

noun

Definition of partiality for English Language Learners

  • : an unfair tendency to treat one person, group, or thing better than another

  • : a tendency to like something or someone


PARTIALITY Defined for Kids

partiality

noun par·ti·al·i·ty \ ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē \

Definition of partiality for Students

: the quality or state of favoring one side over another


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