Definitions of favouritism

  1. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The disposition to favour or promote the interest of one before another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for favouritism

  1. With such understanding, naturally enough, went a rare kindness of heart; the addition to these things of a fine sense of humour argued a certain favouritism on the part of a Providence which bestows upon ninety- and- nine mortals but one virtue apiece, and to the hundredth but two. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  2. She also heard that his works had been rejected twice by the Royal Academy Council, a reason he deemed all- sufficient for never appealing to that exclusive school of favouritism again,- while everything he chose to send was eagerly accepted by the French Salon, and purchased as soon as exhibited. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli