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favoritism Syllabification: fa·vor·it·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈfāv(ə)rəˌtizəm/

Definition of favoritism in English:


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.

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