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Pronunciation:  pâr'shalitee

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

PARTIALITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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