Definition of Favoritism

1. Noun. An inclination to favor some person or group.

Exact synonyms: Favouritism
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Inclination, Tendency



2. Noun. Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.

Definition of Favoritism

1. n. 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.

Definition of Favoritism

1. Noun. (American English) (alternative spelling of favouritism) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Favoritism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Favoritism

favorer
favorers
favoress
favoring
favoringly
favorise
favorises
favoristic
favorite
favorite(a)
favorite son
favorited
favorites
favoritest
favoriting
favoritism (current term)
favoritisms
favorize
favorous
favors
favose
favosite
favosites
favour
favour'd
favourabilities
favourability
favourable
favourable position
favourable reception

Literary usage of Favoritism

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1. Coal Mining in Arkansas by Alvin Arthur Steel (1910)
"favoritism. Some clever superintendents have a trick of putting ... This favoritism allays the energy with which the favorites demand an equal turn for all ..."

2. Coal Mining in Arkansas by Alvin Arthur Steel (1910)
"favoritism. Some clever superintendents have a trick of putting all the ... This favoritism allays the energy with which the favorites demand an equal turn ..."

3. The Efficient Secretary by Ellen Lane Spencer (1916)
"favoritism VS. MERIT The worker out in the business world will often hear ... And since personal favoritism is not good business—for it is not good business ..."

4. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"Bonds Aggregating f 120000000, Called During January, 1879—The Sale in London— Charges of favoritism — Further Enactments to Facilitate the Funding ..."

5. The History of Tammany Hall by Gustavus Myers (1901)
"Legislative favoritism to a. Sachem. In Albany, Clinton was vigorously pushing forward the Erie Canal project; the Tammany men were as aggressively ..."

6. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1901)
"... of Lady Glamis—Burning of several Heretics—Sadler's Embassy—James's wise Government—His Faults—He is of a severe Temper, and addicted to favoritism— His ..."

7. Retail Selling and Store Management by Paul Henry Nystrom (1914)
"No favoritism.—There should be no favoritism towards customers. Each should be waited upon in his turn unless full permission has been granted by those ..."

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