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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 ?
But what is to be the object of this capricious partiality in the national councils?
I may perhaps do no good but that of relieving my own mind by this letter, but I felt it my duty to tell you that your partiality for Lady Susan is no secret to your friends, and to warn you against her.
For, indeed, who is there alive that will not be swayed by his bias and partiality to the place of his birth?
Nothing had ever suggested it before, but they felt that there was no other way of accounting for such attentions from such a quarter than by supposing a partiality for their niece.
It is hoped that, after this confession, whoever shall compare this attempt with the original, if he shall find no proofs of fraud or partiality, will candidly overlook any failure of judgment.
Every person made some malicious comment or other on the occasion, and reflected on the partiality of the justice.
But your mind is warped by an innate principle of general integrity, and therefore not accessible to the cool reasonings of family partiality, or a desire of revenge.
The incipient mutineer was more outraged than ever, then, at what he denounced as the partiality shown the captain's table over the other tables in the ship.
Observing my partiality for domestic pets, she lost no opportunity of procuring those of the most agreeable kind.
In music she had been always used to feel alone in the world; and Mr and Mrs Musgrove's fond partiality for their own daughters' performance, and total indifference to any other person's, gave her much more pleasure for their sakes, than mortification for her own.
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.
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.

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