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
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

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
Translations
مُحاباه، مُحْسوبِيَّه
protekcionářstvízvýhodňování
favoriseringforfordeling
kivételezés
hlutdrægni, hygli
protekcionárstvo

favouritism

favoritism (US) [ˈfeɪvərɪtɪzəm] Nfavoritismo m

favouritism

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

favouritism

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

favouritism

favoritism (Am) [ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzm] nfavoritismo

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-.
References in classic literature ?
'And when you make use of your position of favouritism here, sir,' pursued Mr.
Creakle,' he returned in a low voice, 'as I said; that no pupil had a right to avail himself of his position of favouritism to degrade me.'
Then I spoke frankly, telling him what I was enduring from Thomas Mugridge because of the three days of favouritism which had been shown me.
Only, if you succeed in becoming pukka, you can rise, you know, to four hundred and fifty a month.' Whereat the Principal gave him much good advice as to his conduct, and his manners, and his morals; and others, his elders, who had not been wafted into billets, talked as only Anglo-Indian lads can, of favouritism and corruption.
But Lines claims officials are showing favouritism to White when his dad Peter wasn't awarded the same chance after his own World Seniors triumph.
Kiambu town wholesale market traders have protested favouritism in data collection.
REFORMS IN EXAMS: Reforms in the examination system will check cheating and favouritism in exams, acting chairperson of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Abbottabad, Dr Shaista Irshad Khan said on Wednesday.
The party has accused the then K-P government of nepotism, favouritism and bias in the project.
Truck operators at the nations seaports have lamented that the recently introduced manual call-up system of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is being bedeviled by constant favouritism and selectivity on the part of the Task Force mandated to handle the call-up procedure.
Kin Phea, the director-general of the International Relations Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, hailed Sar Kheng's orders and warned of favouritism within certain units.
PESHAWAR -- Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said on Wednesday the federal government was promoting favouritism, nepotism and cronyism.
Aftab Sherpao said the three-member tribunal ruled in its judgement on an appeal against the appointment of a junior officer as the secretary of the assembly that the incumbent and former speakers of KP Assembly promoted nepotism and favouritism at the cost of merit and transparency.