- the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims; partiality: to show favoritism toward the youngest child.
- the state of being a favorite.
Origin of favoritism
Related Words for favoritismunfairness, nepotism, partisanship, inequity, discrimination, preference, inclination
Examples from the Web for favoritism
Contemporary Examples of favoritism
To have any chance at success, Washington must end its pro-Israel favoritism in return for an evenhanded approach.Does Israel Meet The Quartet Conditions?
June 11, 2013
Stephen T. Asma, the author of Against Fairness, on what favoritism is good for.Why Favoritism Is Virtuous: The Case Against Fairness
Stephen T. Asma
December 7, 2012
At one point, Melissa said, she was on the receiving end of his favoritism.John Friend Anusara Scandal: Inside the Wiccan ‘Sex’ Coven
April 16, 2012
So if your boss is poisoning the workplace with favoritism, you shouldn't chalk it up to business as usual.An Employee Bill of Rights
Jack And Suzy Welch
March 4, 2009
Historical Examples of favoritism
Wastefulness, profligacy, or favoritism in public expenditures is criminal.
Its favoritism, thats what it is, remarked Mr. Mackerly, shortly.
Of favoritism in appointments Mr. Gallatin could not be accused.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
His appointments to office were marked by favoritism and incapacity.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
No favoritism; no throwing weight around; no glory-grabbing.A Matter of Importance
William Fitzgerald Jenkins