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Word: favoritism

Definition: display of partiality toward a favored person


Sentences Containing 'favoritism'

Although most sources agree that his rule at the Cape was authoritarian, beset by favoritism, and characterized by misuse of company assets, others claim that this was in no way unique to van der Stel's reign.
At this point, the Duke of Lubin (already infuriated by the favoritism of Wenceslaus II over Louis II) and his younger brother broke their friendly relations.
Conrad Tao of Sputnikmusic showed high favoritism towards "Love on Top", writing: "[...]
Dance hosts must be present nightly at dance floor locations and "work the room", offering a dance to each unescorted female passenger, while being careful to not to show favoritism.
Deployed to the position in 2002 by the ruling African National Congress, he oversaw the municipality's successful preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and was involved in controversy regarding street renamings, the loss of the city's Blue Flag beach status, illegally banning protests, banning posters, serious human rights abuses in the city's housing program, the failed privatisation of the city's bus system allegations of spin-doctoring, the failed uShaka Marine World, threats to withdraw advertising from newspapers employing journalists critical of the municipality, lack of action against environmental destruction, favoritism toward ANC-aligned individuals and businesses - including S'bu and Shauwn Mpisane, the latter a convicted fraudster - unlawful and at times violent violations of the basic rights of street traders and shack dwellers and corruption.
Despite the obvious favoring of Ray, Marie has claimed that there was never any favoritism.
Due to a political controversy related to the pricing of power from the station and allegations of favoritism, the operation of the Dabhol power station was interrupted on several occasions.
In the beginning, this transfer is seen by some on the team (particularly Danny Taylor) as favoritism on the part of the FBI brass.
Over the years the king gave the abbess a few commemorative gifts which are on display today in the convent, yet there seems to be no undue favoritism to the region because of their friendship.
Researchers today generally endorse this view, noting that parents can ameliorate this response by being vigilant to favoritism and by taking appropriate preventative steps.
The king's favoritism toward the Jews, which became so pronounced that Pope Gregory VII warned him not to permit Jews to rule over Christians, roused the hatred and envy of the latter.
They can also give each child individual attention, encourage teamwork, refuse to hold up one child as a role model for the others, and avoid favoritism.
This, combined with the popular anger generated by Doe's favoritism toward his native Krahn tribe, placed him in a very precarious position.
Though the women never publicly acknowledged their relationship, there were some undercurrents of resentment at the college for Woolley's alleged "favoritism" towards Marks.

More Vocab Words

::: exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
::: relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
::: scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
::: flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
::: revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
::: transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness