A rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups: the smaller pay received by black soldiers demonstrated a double standard
More example sentences
- Externally, we are being pushed by those who believe in hegemony, bias, and double standards.
- One such feature is of course the presence of double standards.
- With such double standards how can we expect our children to stop taking ‘street’ drugs?
Definition of double standard in:
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