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3 definitions found
 for partiality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Partiality \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to
        others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for
        poetry or painting. --Roget.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  partiality
      n 1: a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for
           whiskey" [syn: fondness, fancy, partiality]
      2: an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over
         alternatives [syn: partiality, partisanship] [ant:
         impartiality, nonpartisanship]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "partiality":
     affinity, appreciation, bag, bent, bias, chosen kind, clannishness,
     clanship, cliqueyness, cliquishness, cliquism, cup of tea,
     denominationalism, discrimination, druthers, esprit de corps,
     ethnocentricity, exclusiveness, eye, faction, factionalism, fancy,
     fascination, favor, favoritism, fetish, fondness, forejudgment,
     inclination, inclining, inequality, interest, involvement,
     jaundice, jaundiced eye, leaning, liking, love, mutual affinity,
     mutual attraction, nepotism, one-sidedness, parti pris, partialism,
     particular choice, partisanism, partisanship, party spirit,
     penchant, personal choice, preconception, predilection,
     predisposition, preference, preferential treatment, prejudgment,
     prejudice, prepossession, proclivity, propensity, relish,
     sectarianism, sectionalism, soft spot, style, sympathy, taste,
     tendency, thing, turn, twist, type, undetachment,
     undispassionateness, unneutrality, weakness
  
  

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