his partiality toward their cause

bias, prejudice, favoritism, favor, partisanship
See note at bias

her partiality for brandy

liking, love, fondness, taste, soft spot, predilection, penchant, passion

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  • Partiality — Par ti*al i*ty (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. partialit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind. [1913 Webster] 2. A predilection or inclination to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partiality — I noun affinity, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, biased judgment, discrimination, favor, favoritism, fondness, inclination, iniquitas, injustice, intolerance leaning, liking, one sidedness, partisanship, penchant, preconception, predilection …   Law dictionary

  • partiality — (n.) one sidedness, early 15c., from M.Fr. parcialité, from M.L. partialitatem (nom. partialitas), from partialis (see PARTIAL (Cf. partial)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • partiality — prepossession, prejudice, bias, *predilection Analogous words: approving or approval, endorsing or endorsement (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE) Antonyms: impartiality …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • partiality — [n] favoritism, fondness affinity, bias, cup of tea*, dish, druthers*, flash, inclination, inclining, leaning, liking, love, partisanship, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, propensity, taste, tendency,… …   New thesaurus

  • partiality — [pär΄shē al′ə tē, pär shal′ə tē] n. [ME parcialitee < MFr partialité] 1. the state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias 2. particular fondness or liking SYN. PREJUDICE …   English World dictionary

  • partiality — par|ti|al|i|ty [ˌpa:ʃiˈælıti US ˌpa:r ] n [U] 1.) unfair support of one person or one group against another = ↑bias ▪ the problem of partiality in news reporting 2.) partiality for sth formal a special liking for something ▪ a partiality for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • partiality — noun (U) 1 unfair support of one person or one side against another; bias 1 (1): Councillors were accused of partiality on land issues. 2 partiality for formal a special liking for something: a partiality for Moorish architecture …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • partiality — /pahr shee al i tee, pahr shal /, n., pl. partialities. 1. the state or character of being partial. 2. a favorable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own children. 3. a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually fol. by… …   Universalium

  • partiality — /paʃiˈæləti/ (say pahshee aluhtee) noun (plural partialities) 1. the state or character of being partial. 2. (sometimes followed by for) favourable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own offspring. 3. (sometimes followed by… …  

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