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[im-pahr-shuh l] /ɪmˈpɑr ʃəl/
not partial or biased; fair; just:
an impartial judge.
1585-95; im-2 + partial
Related forms
[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
unbiased, unprejudiced, equitable. See fair1 .
biased. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for impartially
  • We should impartially reverberate whatever info comes our way.
  • The cause of losses, whatever it was, killed novice and expert crews impartially.
  • Science journalism does not consist in reporting the consensus, it consists in impartially reporting on the evidence.
  • It is difficult to write impartially about any revolutionary leader.
  • We had seen nature doing her daily work, holding the balance impartially between predator and prey.
  • Nothing to render me incapable of viewing a defendant impartially.
  • Scarce any nation has dealt equally and impartially with every sort of industry.
  • The work of our closest contemporaries is usually hardest to estimate impartially.
  • Let them take the testimony they had heard and sift it impartially.
  • He continued to judge things in his own fashion and impartially, although acting loyally for the cause confided to him.
British Dictionary definitions for impartially


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



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

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