un·​bi·​ased ˌən-ˈbī-əst How to pronounce unbiased (audio)
: free from bias
especially : free from all prejudice and favoritism : eminently fair
an unbiased opinion
: having an expected value equal to a population parameter being estimated
an unbiased estimate of the population mean
unbiasedness noun
Choose the Right Synonym for unbiased

fair, just, equitable, impartial, unbiased, dispassionate, objective mean free from favor toward either or any side.

fair implies a proper balance of conflicting interests.

a fair decision

just implies an exact following of a standard of what is right and proper.

a just settlement of territorial claims

equitable implies a less rigorous standard than just and usually suggests equal treatment of all concerned.

the equitable distribution of the property

impartial stresses an absence of favor or prejudice.

an impartial third party

unbiased implies even more strongly an absence of all prejudice.

your unbiased opinion

dispassionate suggests freedom from the influence of strong feeling and often implies cool or even cold judgment.

a dispassionate summation of the facts

objective stresses a tendency to view events or persons as apart from oneself and one's own interest or feelings.

I can't be objective about my own child

Examples of unbiased in a Sentence

Let me offer an unbiased opinion. offered an unbiased judgment of the dancer's performance
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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unbiased was in 1607

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“Unbiased.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbiased. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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un·​bi·​ased ˌən-ˈbī-əst How to pronounce unbiased (audio)
: free from bias
especially : impartial, unprejudiced
an unbiased opinion

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