parti pris

par·​ti pris | \ ˈpär-ˌtē-ˈprē How to pronounce parti pris (audio) \
plural partis pris\ ˈpär-​ˌtē-​ˈprē(z) How to pronounce parti pris (audio) \

Definition of parti pris

: a preconceived opinion : prejudice

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parti pris adjective

Examples of parti pris in a Sentence

the longer a president is dead, the better we are able to evaluate without parti pris his political achievements
Recent Examples on the Web Whereas Galgut’s clarity of vision can seem sometimes almost unworldly, Diski is nothing if not parti pris. Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine, "New Books," 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of parti pris

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parti pris

French, literally, side taken

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The first known use of parti pris was in 1857

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30 Mar 2021

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“Parti pris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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