Definition of double standard in English:

double standard

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noun

  • A rule or principle which is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups: the double standards employed to deal with ordinary people and those in the City
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    • 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?

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