favoritism

[fey-ver-i-tiz-uh m, feyv-ri-]
See more synonyms for favoritism on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims; partiality: to show favoritism toward the youngest child.
  2. the state of being a favorite.

Origin of favoritism

First recorded in 1755–65; favorite + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for favoritism

Contemporary Examples of favoritism

Historical Examples of favoritism


Word Origin and History for favoritism
n.

1763, from favorite + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper