Definitions

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  • noun UK The unfair favouring of one person or group at the expense of another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an inclination to favor some person or group
  • noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

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Examples

  • "Didn't hear what I said, did he?" muttered the lad, with an anxious look, for he had been growling at what he called the favouritism served out to some of the companies in choosing them to go out and have the first chance of being shot; and this, he told himself, was mutinous.

    Fix Bay'nets The Regiment in the Hills

  • Since I had left the general ward there were more opportunities for the officers to show kindness without being detected in "favouritism," and I had come to be on very good terms with several of them.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • BETTING BOX FIXED ODDS St George can regain title favouritism by bouncing back in

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  • Red-hot Andy Murray claimed title favouritism as Maria Sharapova aborted plans to defend her women's crown on a dramatic day of developments a week out from the Australian Open.

    The Roar - Your Sports Opinion

  • Red-hot Andy Murray claimed title favouritism as Maria Sharapova aborted plans to defend her women's crown on a dramatic day of developments a week out from the Australian Open.

    The Roar - Your Sports Opinion

  • In football, of course, as in other things, I have found that the best men were not always in their best places, and when this was the case, what is known as favouritism came in bold relief, but in the end the club in which such stupidity was rampant suffered very severely.

    Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches

  • I think any feelings of superiority that Jews might have had because of their chosenness, would have long ago worn thin if they thought it meant "favouritism"

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I think any feelings of superiority that Jews might have had because of their chosenness, would have long ago worn thin if they thought it meant "favouritism"

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It is not always easy to understand the justice of these things: and it has often appeared to me that something of the favouritism which is the bane of our governments on earth must needs obtain at a higher tribunal.

    Charlotte's Inheritance

  • And behind weak private sector performance is exactly the kind of favouritism that drove Bouazizi to desperation.

    The Guardian World News

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