What does the word favoritism mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A favoring unfairly; partiality.

Usage examples for favoritism

  1. Devoted as Captain Breaker was to his executive officer, and filled with admiration as he was for the gallant exploit of that day, he was not willing to do anything that could be fairly interpreted as favoritism towards the son of Captain Passford. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. The indulgence of favoritism, nevertheless, always brings its own sad consequences, in a greater or less degree, while it seldom fails to give sorrow and penitence to the bosom of the parents. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Favoritism rules in all parts of the prison administration; it and prison politics are, indeed, twin curses of our whole prison system. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne