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impartial

[im-pahr-shuh l] /ɪmˈpɑr ʃəl/
adjective
1.
not partial or biased; fair; just:
an impartial judge.
Origin of impartial
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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  • He was as gay as the youngest, danced splendidly, went everywhere, and took all the Glenboro girls about impartially.

  • Thereafter, I may say, that he called me impartially either "Colonel" or "Bill."

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Just so must you hate and love another; love them and hate them impartially as you must do yourselves.

  • The girl, who was unknown to them both, addressed them impartially.

    Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
  • Obedience, ever of vital importance in the training of the forest folk, was impartially exacted by the mother from her offspring.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees
  • Only establish a right standard, and then apply it impartially.

  • They want a man of energy and determination who will cause the law to be respected and impartially administered.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • impartially holding up first one, then the other, for punishment!

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • There were other moments of supreme joy when they were blown to their feet and backs were impartially pounded.

    Bunker Bean Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for impartially

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 impartially

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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