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Synonyms of 'favouritism'

(noun) 
Definition
the practice of giving special treatment to a person or group
Accusations of political favouritism abound.
Synonyms
bias
There were fierce attacks on the BBC for alleged political bias.
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preference
Whatever your preference, we have a product to suit you.
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nepotism
They protested at what they described as nepotism and corruption in the government.
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preferential treatment
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partisanship
The Republicans made a rebuttal of the charge of excessive partisanship.
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jobs for the boys (informal)
a `jobs for the boys' system of government
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partiality
The judge was accused of partiality.
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one-sidedness
Opposites
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open-mindedness
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even-handedness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of jobs for the boys
a `jobs for the boys' system of government
Synonyms
in the sense of nepotism
Definition
favouritism shown to relatives and friends by those with power
They protested at what they described as nepotism and corruption in the government.
Synonyms
preferential treatment,
in the sense of partiality
The judge was accused of partiality.

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