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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impartial mean? 

IMPARTIAL (adjective)
  The adjective IMPARTIAL has 2 senses:

1. showing lack of favoritism
2. free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

  Familiarity information: IMPARTIAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMPARTIAL (adjective)

Sense 1impartial [BACK TO TOP]


Showing lack of favoritism


impartial; fair

Context example:

the cold neutrality of an impartial judge


disinterested (unaffected by self-interest)

cold-eyed; dispassionate (unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice)

indifferent; unbiased; unbiassed (characterized by a lack of partiality)

indifferent (marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another)


fair; just (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules)


partial (showing favoritism)

Sense 2impartial [BACK TO TOP]


Free from undue bias or preconceived opinions


unprejudiced; impartial

Context examples:

an unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons / the impartial eye of a scientist


color-blind; colour-blind; nonracist (unprejudiced about race)


open; receptive (ready or willing to receive favorably)

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