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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.
References in classic literature ?
Nor does it unfrequently occur, that Nantucket captains will send a son of such tender age away from them, for a protracted three or four years' voyage in some other ship than their own; so that their first knowledge of a whaleman's career shall be unenervated by any chance display of a father's natural but untimely partiality, or undue apprehensiveness and concern.
When, formerly, I have analyzed my partiality for some farm which I had contemplated purchasing, I have frequently found that I was attracted solely by a few square rods of impermeable and unfathomable bog--a natural sink in one corner of it.
Secretly I wanted to believe all these kind sayings, but I could not; I was afraid that my masters' partiality for me, and pride in me, biased their judgment.
He had thought he loved her to distraction; he had regarded his passion as adoration; and behold it was only a poor little evanescent partiality.
Hannah was her mother's favorite, so far as Aurelia could indulge herself in such recreations as partiality.
The master is fre- quently compelled to sell this class of his slaves, out of deference to the feelings of his white wife; and, cruel as the deed may strike any one to be, for a man to sell his own children to human flesh-mongers, it is often the dictate of humanity for him to do so; for, unless he does this, he must not only whip them himself, but must stand by and see one white son tie up his brother, of but few shades darker com- plexion than himself, and ply the gory lash to his naked back; and if he lisp one word of disapproval, it is set down to his parental partiality, and only makes a bad matter worse, both for himself and the slave whom he would protect and defend.
Even Emma, with all her partiality for Harriet, will think this a good match.
It was enough for her that he appeared to be amiable, that he loved her daughter, and that Elinor returned the partiality.
All John Reed's violent tyrannies, all his sisters' proud indifference, all his mother's aversion, all the servants' partiality, turned up in my disturbed mind like a dark deposit in a turbid well.
Micawber, with a variety of qualifications, with great talent - I should say, with genius, but that may be the partiality of a wife -'
As I have a partiality for her songs, I transcribe this Hymn of the Daughters of Aphrodite, which you must try to imagine transfigured by her voice and the sunset.
For I have always borne that laudable partiality to my own country, which Dionysius Halicarnassensis, with so much justice, recommends to an historian: I would hide the frailties and deformities of my political mother, and place her virtues and beauties in the most advantageous light.

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