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 Dictionary entry overview: What does partiality mean? 

  The noun PARTIALITY has 2 senses:

1. a predisposition to like something
2. an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

  Familiarity information: PARTIALITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1partiality [BACK TO TOP]


A predisposition to like something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


fondness; partiality; fancy

Context example:

he had a fondness for whiskey

Hypernyms ("partiality" is a kind of...):

liking (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment)

Sense 2partiality [BACK TO TOP]


An inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


partisanship; partiality

Hypernyms ("partiality" is a kind of...):

disposition; inclination; tendency (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "partiality"):

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; preconception; prejudice (a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation)

tilt (a slight but noticeable partiality)

localism; provincialism; sectionalism (a partiality for some particular place)

unfairness (partiality that is not fair or equitable)


impartiality (an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally)

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