favouritism

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favouritism

(ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzəm; ˈfeɪvrɪ-) or

favoritism

n
1. the practice of giving special treatment to a person or group
2. the state of being treated as a favourite
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.favouritism - an inclination to favor some person or group
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"
2.favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudicefavouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism, ablism - discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
ageism, agism - discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
cronyism - favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
fatism, fattism - discrimination against people who are overweight
heterosexism - discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
nepotism - favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
racial discrimination, racialism, racism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
sexism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
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favouritism

noun bias, preference, nepotism, preferential treatment, partisanship, jobs for the boys (informal), partiality, one-sidedness Accusations of political favouritism abound.
equity, equality, fairness, neutrality, objectivity, impartiality, open-mindedness, even-handedness
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Translations
مُحاباه، مُحْسوبِيَّه
protekcionářstvízvýhodňování
favoriseringforfordeling
kivételezés
hlutdrægni, hygli
protekcionárstvo

favouritism

favoritism (US) [ˈfeɪvərɪtɪzəm] Nfavoritismo m
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favouritism

[ˈfeɪvrɪtɪzəm] (British) favoritism (US) nfavoritisme m
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favouritism

, (US) favoritism
nVetternwirtschaft f (inf), → Günstlingswirtschaft f; (in school) → Schätzchenwirtschaft f (inf), → Lieblingswirtschaft f
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favouritism

favoritism (Am) [ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzm] nfavoritismo
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favour

(American) favor (ˈfeivə) noun
1. a kind action. Will you do me a favour and lend me your car?
2. kindness or approval. She looked on him with great favour.
3. preference or too much kindness. By doing that he showed favour to the other side.
4. a state of being approved of. He was very much in favour with the Prime Minister.
verb
to support or show preference for. Which side do you favour?
ˈfavourable adjective , (American) favorable
1. showing approval. Was her reaction favourable or unfavourable?
2. helpful or advantageous. a favourable wind.
ˈfavourably , (American) favorably adverb
ˈfavourite (-rit) , (American) favorite adjective
best-liked; preferred. his favourite city.
noun
a person or thing that one likes best. Of all her paintings that is my favourite.
ˈfavouritism (-ri-) , (American) favoritism noun
preferring or supporting one person etc more than another. I can't be accused of favouritism – I voted for everyone!
in favour of
in support of. I am in favour of higher pay.
in one's favour
to one's benefit or advantage. The wind was in our favour.

favour, noun, ends in -our.
The adjective favourable is also spelt with -our-.
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References in classic literature ?
With equal plausibility might it be alleged in this case, that the favoritism of the latter would always be an asylum for the misbehavior of the former.
Such was the certainty of the audience, as well as its excitement and favoritism, that it failed to take notice that the Mexican still stayed on his feet.
He begins to perceive the impossibilities of his career; he hears talk of favoritism; he discovers the intrigues of officials: he sees the questionable means by which his superiors have pushed their way,--one has married a young woman who made a false step; another, the natural daughter of a minister; this one shouldered the responsibility of another's fault; that one, full of talent, risks his health in doing, with the perseverance of a mole, prodigies of work which the man of influence feels incapable of doing for himself, though he takes the credit.