/ (ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzəm, ˈfeɪvrɪ-) /
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the practice of giving special treatment to a person or group
the state of being treated as a favourite
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby favouritism
favour, favourable, favourable pressure gradient, -favoured, favourite, favouritism, favours, Favrile Glass, favus, Fawcett, Fawkes
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How to use favouritism in a sentence
Save in war time merit gained little reward; promotion came neither from the east nor the west, but from court favouritism.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This sort of thing is destructive of all discipline, and proves that everything is to go by favouritism.A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty
Is our own service entirely free from this sort of favouritism?The Two Admirals|J. Fenimore Cooper
A plan of Favouritism for our executory Government is essentially at variance with the plan of our Legislature.Thoughts on the Present Discontents|Edmund Burke
No favouritism can sustain a ministry which has become disgustful to the nation.