Favoritism definition

fāvər-ĭ-tĭzəm, fāvrĭ-
A display of partiality toward a favored person or group.
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The showing of more kindness and indulgence to some person or persons than to others; act of being unfairly partial.
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The state of being held in special favor.
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The condition of being a favorite.
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Favoritism is defined as the act of giving preferential treatment to someone or something.

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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(US) Alternative spelling of favouritism.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
favoritism
Plural:
favoritisms