un·​bi·​ased | \ˌən-ˈbī-əst \

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

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unbiasedness \ ˌən-​ˈbī-​əs(t)-​nəs \ noun

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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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The press looks very foolish in this red-dot chase and is failing miserably at reporting the news in an objective, unbiased manner. WSJ, "Press Too Often Rises to the President’s Tweeted Bait," 12 Nov. 2018 Only Strike and Robin, who have no discernible political convictions beyond a love of order and justice, turn out to be rational and unbiased. Constance Grady, Vox, "J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun," 18 Sep. 2018 But if products are being pushed onto parents by physicians, parents deserve unbiased information about those products. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Why did the U.S. try to block a breastfeeding resolution, and what do we do about it?," 11 July 2018 Public relations Many marketing or public relations firms look for average consumers to give them unbiased, unfiltered feedback on their clients. Kat Hnatyshyn, kansascity, "The secret to finding a good side hustle," 12 July 2018 Officers need mandated training on fair and unbiased policing, including instruction on Burge and other department scandals over the years. Rosemary Sobol, chicagotribune.com, "Civil rights groups issue 10-point plan for anti-violence training, other reforms for Chicago police," 15 May 2018 The singer is completely unbiased, welcoming those who may not have heard of him until now and thanking those who have been longtime fans since his first record. Chris Payne, Billboard, "Governors Ball NYC 2018: Jack White Rocks Hard, Shawn Mendes Shines On Day One," 2 June 2018 Supposedly impartial, neutral third parties, making unbiased decisions about matters both grave and frivolous. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Crime / Criminal Justice That time a Cook County judge ruled on the case of a man he himself put in prison when he was still a prosecutor," 25 May 2018 But the mirror is a purely objective device, unfiltered and unbiased. Crista Leonard, Allure, "How the Smart Mirror Trend Is Changing the Beauty Industry," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of unbiased

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unbiased

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


un·​bi·​ased | \ˌən-ˈbī-əst \

Kids Definition of unbiased

: free from bias an unbiased opinion

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