V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unbiased, not partial, and showing equal treatment

Synonyms: unbiased, fair, neutral, objective, just

Antonyms: partial, biased, unfair

Tips: Impartial is the opposite of the word partial, which means "showing favoritism." Adding the negative prefix im-, "not," creates the meaning of "fair and objective." Impartial and unbiased are synonymous. Impartial describes someone who has no direct interest in an outcome, so the person will be fair in making a decision. Unbiased, means there is no previous bias (unfair preference toward someone or something) that would make a person decide one way or the other. Judges should always remain impartial.

Usage Examples:

If there is a dispute over the contract, we will take our case before an impartial authority. (unbiased, neutral)

She was a fair and impartial grader, which made her a good teacher. (fair, unbiased, just)

The judge had to recuse himself from the case because he could not be impartial when ruling against his own son. (neutral, unbiased)

Let's have Cindy make the decision since she's impartial and has no personal interest in the issue. (neutral, unbiased)

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