Definition of favoritism in English:

Share this entry

favoritism

Pronunciation: /ˈfāv(ə)rəˌtizəm/

noun

The practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another.
Example sentences
  • Anything else would smack of favoritism and unfair treatment for a general officer.
  • Another industry practice that may need re-examination, the panelists said, is the role of favoritism and preferential treatment in the newsroom.
  • The effects of this phenomenon are compounded by the continued practice of favouritism in political appointments, promotions and other decisions.
Synonyms

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fa·vor·it·ism

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.