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par·ti·al·i·ty

 (pär′shē-ăl′ĭ-tē, pär-shăl′-)
n. pl. par·ti·al·i·ties
1. Prejudice or bias in favor of something.
2. A special fondness; a predilection: had a partiality for cats. See Synonyms at predilection.

partiality

(ˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. favourable prejudice or bias
2. (usually foll by for) liking or fondness
3. the state or condition of being partial

par•ti•al•i•ty

(ˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a favorable bias.
2. a special fondness or liking.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partiality - a predisposition to like somethingpartiality - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
2.partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
anthropocentricity, anthropocentrism - an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values
ethnocentrism - belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group
Eurocentrism - belief in the preeminence of Europe and the Europeans
bias, prejudice, preconception - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
tilt - a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
sectionalism, localism, provincialism - a partiality for some particular place
unfairness - partiality that is not fair or equitable
impartiality, nonpartisanship - an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

partiality

partiality

noun
1. Favorable or preferential bias:
2. An inclination for or against that inhibits impartial judgment:
3. A liking for something:
Translations
تَفْضيل، تَحَيُّز، مُحاباهوَلَع
náklonnostslaboststranictví
forkærlighedpartiskhed
dálætihlutdrægni
düşkünlüktaraf tutma

partiality

[ˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ] N
1. (= bias) → parcialidad f (towards hacia)
2. (= liking) → debilidad f (for, to por) → gusto m (for, to por)

partiality

[ˌpɑːrʃiˈælɪti] n
(= fondness) → penchant m
He has a great partiality for chocolate biscuits → Il a un fort penchant pour les biscuits au chocolat.
(= bias) → partialité f

partiality

n
(= bias)Voreingenommenheit f; (of judgement)Parteilichkeit f; without partialityunvoreingenommen, unparteiisch
(= liking)Vorliebe f(for für), Schwäche f(for für)

partiality

[ˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ] n
a. (bias) partiality (towards)parzialità (verso)
b. (liking) partiality (for)predilezione f (per)debole m (per)

partial

(ˈpaːʃəl) adjective
1. not complete; in part only. a partial success; partial payment.
2. having a liking for (a person or thing). He is very partial to cheese.
ˌpartiˈality (-ʃiˈӕləti) noun
1. a liking for. He has a partiality for cheese.
2. the preferring of one person or side more than another. He could not help showing his partiality for/towards his own team.
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