Definitions for: Partiality


[n] an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
[n] a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"



Webster (1913) Definition: Par`ti*al"i*ty (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. partialit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being partial; inclination to
favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the
other; undue bias of mind.

2. A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to
others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for
poetry or painting. --Roget.

Synonyms: fancy, fondness, partisanship

Antonyms: impartiality, nonpartisanship

See Also: anthropocentricity, anthropocentrism, bias, disposition, ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, inclination, inequity, liking, localism, preconception, prejudice, provincialism, sectionalism, tendency, tilt, unfairness

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