Definitions of favouritism
  1. noun
    an inclination to favor some person or group
    synonyms: favoritism
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    disposition, inclination, tendency
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
  2. noun
    unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    synonyms: discrimination, favoritism
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    able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism, ablism
    discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
    ageism, agism
    discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
    favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
    fatism, fattism
    discrimination against people who are overweight
    discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
    favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
    racial discrimination, racialism, racism
    discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
    discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
    racial profiling
    a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups
    antifeminism, chauvinism, male chauvinism
    activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
    sexual discrimination
    discrimination (usually in employment) that excludes one sex (usually women) to the benefit of the other sex
    type of:
    social control
    control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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