from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being partial.
- n. Favorable prejudice or bias.
- n. A special fondness; a predilection: had a partiality for cats. See Synonyms at predilection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being partial.
- n. A special fondness; a stronger inclination to one person or thing than to others: with to or for: as, a partiality for poetry or painting.
- n. A party; faction.
- n. Synonyms Favoritism, unfairness
- n. Liking, predilection, leaning, fancy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
- n. a predisposition to like something
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