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Definition of the noun favouritism
What does favouritism mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- an inclination to favor some person or group
- unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- alternative spelling: favoritism
- synonym of favouritism: discrimination
- more generic term: social control = control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
- more specific terms:
- able-bodiedism / able-bodism / ableism / ablism = discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
- ageism / agism = discrimination on the basis of a person's age
- cronyism = favoritism shown to friends and associates
- fattism / fatism = discrimination against people who are overweight
- heterosexism = discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
- nepotism = favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power
- racial discrimination / racialism / racism = discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
- sexism = discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
Alternative definition of the noun favouritism
- [British] The unfair favouring of one person or group at the expense of another.
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Catholic Encyclopedia (1911)
Railway favouritism is the most important of all the methods of monopoly. It has in all...
Is the Bible Really the Infallible Word of God? by Jabulani Midzi
Favouritism is a function of imperfection ...
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, ...
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
by S.R. Sharma
Special privileges, including favouritism in marking, are given to athletes. The physical education, teacher assumes the role largely of a disciplinarian or policeman. Some children are discouraged from participation in sports, especially those ...
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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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