Definition of favoritism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

favoritism

 noun
(favouritism)noun
NAmE//ˈfeɪvrəˌtɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈfeɪvərəˌtɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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the act of unfairly treating one person better than others because you like them more The students accused the teacher of favoritism. She had four children but never showed any favoritism.