- fa|vor|it|ism [ `feıv(ə)rı,tızəm ] noun uncountthe unfair practice of giving someone help or advantages that you do not give to other people:He was accused of showing favoritism to particular students.
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favoritism — FAVORITÍSM, favoritisme, s.n. Acordare abuzivă şi nemeritată de favoruri; (la pl.) favoruri acordate cuiva în mod abuziv şi nemeritat. – Din fr. favoritisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 06.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 favoritísm s. n., pl. favoritísme… … Dicționar Român
Favoritism — 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. [1913 Webster] A spirit of favoritism to the Bank … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
favoritism — I noun attachment, bias, discrimination, fondness, inequality, inequity, leaning, one sidedness, partialism, partiality, partisanship, penchant, preference, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, slant II index bias, discrimination (bigotry), favor ( … Law dictionary
favoritism — 1763, from FAVORITE (Cf. favorite) + ISM (Cf. ism) … Etymology dictionary
favoritism — [n] bias, partiality discrimination, inclination, inequity, nepotism, one sidedness, partisanship, preference, preferential treatment, unfairness; concepts 41,388,645 Ant. fairness, impartiality, justice … New thesaurus
favoritism — [fā′vər ə tiz΄əm] n. 1. the showing of more kindness and indulgence to some person or persons than to others; act of being unfairly partial 2. the condition of being a favorite … English World dictionary
favoritism — n. 1) to show favoritism 2) strong favoritism … Combinatory dictionary
favoritism — /fay veuhr i tiz euhm, fayv ri /, n. 1. the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims; partiality: to show favoritism toward the youngest child. 2. the state of being a favorite. [1755 65; FAVORITE + ISM] * * * … Universalium
favoritism — noun we want one rule for everyone and no favoritism Syn: partiality, partisanship, preferential treatment, favor, prejudice, bias, inequality, unfairness, discrimination … Thesaurus of popular words
favoritism — noun Date: 1763 1. the showing of special favor ; partiality 2. the state or fact of being a favorite … New Collegiate Dictionary