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[im-pahr-shuh l] /ɪmˈpɑr ʃəl/
not partial or biased; fair; just:
an impartial judge.
Origin of impartial
First recorded in 1585-95; im-2 + partial
Related forms
[im-pahr-shee-al-i-tee] /ɪmˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
impartialness, noun
impartially, adverb
pseudoimpartial, adjective
pseudoimpartially, adverb
quasi-impartial, adjective
quasi-impartially, adverb
unimpartial, adjective
unimpartially, adverb
unbiased, unprejudiced, equitable. See fair1 .
biased. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for impartial
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  • In fact, Claudio's temper here is as detached and impartial as Benedick's.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Her impartial and dutiful reasonings on her difficult situation.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • It concerns not me to know them: but the world, even the impartial part of it, accuses him.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The moment Charley's logical faculty was excited his perception was impartial.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • This is not always, the result of impartial and discriminating judgment.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
British Dictionary definitions for impartial


not prejudiced towards or against any particular side or party; fair; unbiased
Derived Forms
impartiality, impartialness, noun
impartially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for impartial

formed in English 1590s from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + partial. First recorded in "Richard II."

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