1 adj You use partial to refer to something that is not complete or whole.
usu ADJ n
...a partial ban on the use of cars in the city., ...partial blindness.
2 adj If you are partial to something, you like it.
v-link ADJ to n/-ing
He's partial to sporty women with blue eyes...
partiality n-uncount oft N for n
He has a great partiality for chocolate biscuits.
3 adj Someone who is partial supports a particular person or thing, for example in a competition or dispute, instead of being completely fair.
(=biased) (Antonym: impartial)
I might be accused of being partial...
(=bias) (Antonym: impartiality)
She is criticized by some others for her one-sidedness and partiality.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 fragmentary, imperfect, incomplete, limited, uncompleted, unfinished
2 biased, discriminatory, influenced, interested, one-sided, partisan, predisposed, prejudiced, tendentious, unfair, unjust
3 be partial to be fond of, be keen on, be taken with, care for, have a liking for, have a soft spot for, have a weakness for
1 complete, entire, finished, full, total, whole
2 impartial, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced
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