self-par·​tial·​i·​ty ˌself-ˌpär-shē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce self-partiality (audio)
: an excessive estimate of oneself as compared with others
: a prejudice in favor of one's own claims or interests

Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-partiality was in 1628

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“Self-partiality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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