unbiased

adjective un·bi·ased \ ˌən-ˈbī-əst \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of unbiased

1 :free from bias; especially :free from all prejudice and favoritism :eminently fair
  • an unbiased opinion
2 :having an expected value equal to a population parameter being estimated
  • an unbiased estimate of the population mean

unbiasedness

play \ˌən-ˈbī-əs(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of unbiased in a Sentence

  1. Let me offer an unbiased opinion.

  2. offered an unbiased judgment of the dancer's performance

Recent Examples of unbiased from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unbiased.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unbiased

1607

Synonym Discussion of 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

UNBIASED Defined for English Language Learners

unbiased

adjective

Definition of unbiased for English Language Learners

  • : not having or showing an unfair tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others : not biased


UNBIASED Defined for Kids

unbiased

adjective un·bi·ased \ ˌən-ˈbī-əst \

Definition of unbiased for Students

:free from bias an unbiased opinion


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unbiased? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!