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Favouritism   Listen

An inclination to favor some person or group.  Synonym: favoritism.
Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.  Synonyms: discrimination, favoritism.

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"Favouritism" Quotes from Famous Books

... common with every other old woman, she had secretly aspired to being visited some day by the amazing young lady from "Meriker." Betty had yet to learn of the heartburnings which may be occasioned by an unconscious favouritism. She was not aware that when she dropped in to talk to old Doby, his neighbour, old Megworth, peered from behind his curtains, with the dew of envy in his ...
— The Shuttle • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... prince to be put in first. He was annoyed to observe that, as a mere matter of tactics, since she was by far the fastest of her side, that Pollyooly took that position herself. He was further annoyed when she put in her friend Kathleen next, an act of sheer favouritism unjustified by Kathleen's capacity; and after Kathleen she put in a little boy, and then another little girl. As they played their innings, she stood beside the prince and instructed him in the game. Once, since he appeared slow to grasp her meaning, she caught him by the shoulder ...
— Happy Pollyooly - The Rich Little Poor Girl • Edgar Jepson

... their liberties embodied in the abortive Union Bill of 1822. There were real abuses to be remedied. Grave financial irregularities had been detected in the executive government; sinecurists, living in England, drew pay for services which they did not perform; gross favouritism existed in appointments to office under the Crown; and so many office-holders held seats in the Legislative Council that the Council was actually under the thumb of {32} the executive government. Yet when the Assembly strove to remedy these grievances, its efforts were ...
— The 'Patriotes' of '37 - A Chronicle of the Lower Canada Rebellion • Alfred D. Decelles

Words linked to "Favouritism" :   cronyism, tendency, racialism, fattism, ablism, inclination, ageism, agism, favoritism, discrimination, nepotism, able-bodism, ableism, racism, social control, sexism, heterosexism, able-bodiedism, racial discrimination, disposition, fatism

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