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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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Whether a challenge was given or anyone helped in the fracas remains fuzzy, given the suborning or confusion of witnesses, and the different partialities of investigating officials.
In Ramsay's estimation it was the American ability to forget "local attachments and partialities" that insured the success of the Revolution.
Like true judgments about the obvious and logical consistency, normal partialities are assumed by interpretations.

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