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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ School district employees believed that promotions were based on favoritism.
▪ A boss who is romantically involved with a subordinate can exhibit favoritism through raises, promotions, assignments and the like.
▪ An item from the recent corporate survey shows an 8 % decline in employee ratings of supervisor fairness and absence of favoritism.
▪ Many cultures bias their legacies, parental care, sustenance, and favoritism toward sons at the expense of daughters.
▪ Nepotism, cronyism and favoritism are rampant.
▪ The hypocrisy involved in her narrow favoritism was revealed in several ways.
▪ This favoritism took the form of inheritance of land and wealth, but it also took the form of simple care.
▪ We are uncomfortable with first ladies who are at home in the world of suspect financial practices and favoritism.
▪ You may need additional training, but the matter of supervisory favoritism lies in your hands.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Favoritism \Fa"vor*it*ism\, n. [Cf. F. favoritisme.] The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality.

A spirit of favoritism to the Bank of the United States.
--A. Hamilton.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1763, from favorite + -ism.


n. (context US English) (alternative spelling of favouritism English)

  1. n. an inclination to favor some person or group [syn: favouritism]

  2. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice [syn: discrimination, favouritism]

Usage examples of "favoritism".

And in close second place, it was a chance for me to show the rankers that their general sees justice done as justice should be done, no favoritism for members of the family.

He releases papers so that all would believe Vyanat murdered his own brother to save himself, when Vyanat had killed his brother to show he would not countenance favoritism and ill-doing by his brother.

The entire hive protected the bee against the caprices of favoritism and the brutalities of despotism.

They were discreet, and there wasn't a hint of favoritism, but small unit command was about managing personalities, and sex was one of the biggest destabilizers around.

They were discreet, and there wasn’t a hint of favoritism, but small unit command was about managing personalities, and sex was one of the biggest destabilizers around.

I seek only to explain in part the kindly favoritism extended to me by a monarch who values cultural studies.

Who is it who gives regular favoritism to her and Channel 75, with exclusives and tips?

The implication of favoritism and influence peddling may adhere long after the gift itself is consigned to a closet shelf.