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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 previewThe Forbidden Tree: History or Folklore? (2016)

Is the Bible Really the Infallible Word of God? by Jabulani Midzi

Favouritism is a function of imperfection ...

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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopaedia of Sports Health and Physical Education (1994)

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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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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