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impartial

[im-pahr-shuh l] /ɪmˈpɑr ʃəl/
adjective
1.
not partial or biased; fair; just:
an impartial judge.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; im-2 + partial
Related forms
impartiality
[im-pahr-shee-al-i-tee] /ɪmˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
impartialness, noun
impartially, adverb
pseudoimpartial, adjective
pseudoimpartially, adverb
quasi-impartial, adjective
quasi-impartially, adverb
unimpartial, adjective
unimpartially, adverb
Synonyms
unbiased, unprejudiced, equitable. See fair1 .
Antonyms
biased.
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Examples for impartiality
  • Everyone realizes that both scientists and journalists strive for impartiality.
  • For the sake of impartiality, you should have mentioned that closer oversight means even higher cost of final medical care.
  • But such a prominent position calls for living a life of impartiality.
  • While impartiality is all but impossible, those who serve on these boards should not have a vested interest in either agenda.
  • Somehow, however, he has managed to shine a veneer of impartiality on the entire muddle.
  • The first is a paragraph claiming fidelity to impartiality and the rule of law.
  • However, the advantage of mortality depends upon the impartiality of the application of its causes.
  • It might also do to remember there can be a useful distinction drawn between impartiality and objectivity.
  • But, whatever was the period of his choice, he treated it with the same knowledge and impartiality.
  • Burnet, at any rate, told us something of him by the way and set forth his views with impartiality.
British Dictionary definitions for impartiality

impartial

/ɪmˈpɑːʃəl/
adjective
1.
not prejudiced towards or against any particular side or party; fair; unbiased
Derived Forms
impartiality, impartialness, noun
impartially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for impartiality
n.

1610s; see impartial + -ity.

impartial

adj.

formed in English 1590s from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + partial. First recorded in "Richard II."

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