Definitions for: Favoritism


[n] unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
[n] an inclination to favor some person or group



Webster (1913) Definition: Fa"vor*it*ism, n. [Cf. F. favoritisme.]
The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one
person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of
others having equal claims; partiality.

A spirit of favoritism to the Bank of the United
States. --A. Hamilton.

Synonyms: discrimination, favouritism, favouritism

See Also: able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism, ablism, ageism, agism, croneyism, cronyism, disposition, fatism, fattism, heterosexism, inclination, nepotism, racial discrimination, racialism, racism, sexism, social control, tendency

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