View synonyms for partially


[ pahr-shuh-lee ]


  1. to some degree or in some way or aspect, but not fully or totally; incompletely:

    Season three of the sci-fi series would have taken place either partially or completely on Mars.

  2. in a way that is biased or prejudiced in favor of one group, side, person, etc., over another:

    He did not judge partially, he said, but claimed to mete out justice equally to rich and poor alike.

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  • non·par·tial·ly adverb
  • o·ver·par·tial·ly adverb

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In November, the housing authority sued a resident, saying that her failure to pay one month made rent payments for the subsequent four months partial and invalid.

The Justice Department sued to block Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System from a partial acquisition of competitor Evangelical Community Hospital following concerns that it would lead to higher costs for consumers amid a public health crisis.

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Full internet means ordinary Ethiopians can now access the internet again, last week partial internet was restored in Addis Ababa to fixed line connections but not mobile phones.

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The other thing is that it’s a partial agonist at the opioid receptors, so it doesn’t continue to activate it the way methadone does.

So we completely underestimated the costs because we were looking in this very partial-equilibrium world.

I am personally guilty of thinking that the culture war can be at least partially won on style points.

Moreover, the crippling restrictions resulted in the North partially shutting down weapons programs for lack of funds.

As with all criminal suspects, far too few police interrogations of people with ID are videotaped or only partially videotaped.

In November 2002, a detainee who had been held partially nude and chained to the floor died, apparently from hypothermia.

The Moscow Olympiad in 1980 was boycotted partially, not revoked.

Genoa has but recently and partially felt the new impulse, yet even here the march of improvement is visible.

It was no female head that was thrust in at the partially opened door, but the long black locks and red face of Mr. Stiggins.

In less than a minute Hilda, hatted and jacketed and partially gloved, was crossing the garden.

The bridge that spanned it had, to Harry's astonishment, been only partially destroyed; it could easily be crossed.

When partially exhausted the aluminum shutters are dipped into a bath of shellac.


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