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Definition of the noun favouritism

What does favouritism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. an inclination to favor some person or group
  2. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

Alternative definition of the noun favouritism


  1. [British] The unfair favouring of one person or group at the expense of another.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for favouritism

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Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1911)

Railway favouritism is the most important of all the methods of monopoly. It has in all...

Google previewTaking the Group Seriously (1998)

Towards a Post-Foulkesian Group Analytic Theory by Farhad Dalal

What we are now in the position to say is that the mechanism of in-group favouritism is a part of idealization. The group is idealized so that one can bask in its reflected glory. Another way of putting it is this–the group is fed, this makes the group ...

Google previewManagement and Myths (2004)

Challenging business fads, fallacies and fashions by A. Furnham

Secretive favouritism is the enemy of morale. Few people resent unequal rewards as long as they are equitable. Procedural justice also affects morale. This is about how decisions are made rather than what decisions are made. It is the 'trial by ...

Google previewTHE FAMILY TREASURY (1875)

Favouritism is a fatal flaw in parental discipline. Seen, or even suspected, it ruins all. But there is no such flaw in the Divine administration. There is great variety of treatment, indeed ; but all is regulated by wisdom and love. Absolute confidence ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

fast favouritism futk adjective 1 quick-moving 2 of a clock: showing a time in advance of the correct time 3 of dyed colour: fixed, not likely to wash out □ adverb 1 quickly 2 firmly: stand fast 3 soundly, completely: fast asleep □ verb to go without ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

sanction, sympathy 09 advantage, encourage, patronage, recommend 10 acceptance, act of grace, assistance, attraction, indulgence, obligation, partiality, preference 11 approbation, countenance, favouritism 12 commendation, friendliness, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ila Usage, 1860-1960 (2000)

by Dennis G. Fowler

- partiality, favouritism [see silusalantolo]. lusalululo n.9 - partiality, favouritism [see silusatululo]. lusa-lusa - see siluseluse, lusange n.9- a kind of grass; ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

favouritism (US favoritism) n. unfairly generous treatment of one person or group. fawn n. 1 a young deer in its first year. 2 a light brown colour. v. try to please by flattery and being very attentive. fax n.1 a copy ...

Google previewThe Full Points Footy Encyclopedia of Australian Football Clubs (2008)

by John Devaney

In 1997, the loss of Hird was a major factor in derailing an Essendon season that had begun in spectacular fashion, earning the Bombers early premiership favouritism, but then taken an equally spectacular turn for the worse with the result that ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Higher Education: Historical survey-pre-independence period (2005)

by Suresh Kant Sharma

lf the Professors are well chosen, favouritism need not be feared. lndeed, favouritism, or preference for one student over another, is generally ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

favouritism /' fervsntizm/ (AmE favoritism) noun (uncount) Favouritism is the unfair practice, by someone in ...

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Scrabble value of F4A1V4O1U1R1I1T1I1S1M3

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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