Part of speech: noun

The state of being partial.

Part of speech: noun

Unfairness; blas.

Part of speech: noun

A predilection.

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Usage examples "partiality":

  1. But for my part, I have never heard the gross facts on which I ground my idea of their marked partiality to the reigning tyranny in France in any part denied. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  2. In speaking of the theatres, the pieces represented, and the merits of the performers, I cannot be supposed to be actuated by any prejudice or partiality whatever. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
  3. That doughty old General and former commandant at West Point had all along shown a great partiality for Lee; and in the campaign which was to follow, we find him constantly writing of his young staff officer in glowing terms. - "Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers", J. Walker McSpadden.