Definition of favouritism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English favoritism) noun
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪvərɪtɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪvərɪtɪzəm//
[uncountable] (disapproving)
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the act of unfairly treating one person better than others because you like them better The students accused the teacher of favouritism. She had four children but never showed any favouritism.Extra examples She denied showing favouritism to any of her students. She tries not to show any favouritism towards her own children. There were the inevitable accusations of corruption and favouritism.