[ bahy-uh st ]
/ ˈbaɪ əst /


having or showing bias or prejudice: They gave us a biased report on immigration trends.
Also especially British, bi·assed.

Origin of biased

First recorded in 1605–15; bias + -ed2


bi·ased·ly, adverbnon·bi·ased, adjective

Definition for biased (2 of 2)

Origin of bias

1520–30; < Middle French biais oblique < Old Provençal, probably < Vulgar Latin *(e)bigassius < Greek epikársios oblique, equivalent to epi- epi- + -karsios oblique


sub·bi·as, nounsu·per·bi·as, noun

synonym study for bias

1. Bias, prejudice mean a strong inclination of the mind or a preconceived opinion about something or someone. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea. Prejudice implies a preformed judgment even more unreasoning than bias, and usually implies an unfavorable opinion: prejudice against people of another religion. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for biased

Derived forms of bias

biased or biassed, adjective

Word Origin for bias

C16: from Old French biais, from Old Provençal, perhaps ultimately from Greek epikarsios oblique
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