- 1The practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another: my parents would vehemently deny showing favouritism towards one child in particularMore example sentences
partiality, partisanship, unfair preference, preferential treatment, special treatment, preference, favour, one-sidedness, prejudice, bias, inequality, unfairness, inequity, discrimination, positive discrimination, reverse discrimination; nepotism, keeping it in the family, looking after one's own; British jobs for the boys
- 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.
- 2The state or condition of being the competitor thought most likely to win a sporting contest: the horse shares favouritism with her French-trained rival at 6-1More example sentences
- They shared favouritism at 2/1.
- She completed the double in the seventh race where she shared favouritism at 6/4 with him.
- In the fourth event they shared favouritism at 6/4 and they dominated this race from the outset.