Favoritism is defined as the act of giving preferential treatment to someone or something.(noun)
When a teacher always calls on the kids who sit in the front row and is nicer to those kids, this is an example of a time when the teacher shows favoritism.
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See also discrimination.
the practice of giving preferential treatment to a person or persons.
favoritism shown to nephews or other relatives, as in politics or business. —nepotist, n. —nepotic, adj.
1. favoritism shown to members of one’s own party, faction, sect, or cause.
2. strong adherence to the tenets of one’s party, faction, sect, or cause. —partisan, n., adj.
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