(BrE) (AmE favoritism) noun
accuse sb of
favouritism to, favouritism towards/toward

She denied showing favouritism to any of her students.

accusations of favouritism

He resigned over accusations of favouritism.

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  • favouritism — fa|vou|ri|tis|m BrE favoritism AmE [ˈfeıvərıtızəm] n when you treat one person or group better than others, in an unfair way ▪ their favouritism towards their first son …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • favouritism — fa|vour|it|ism [ feıv(ə)rı,tızəm ] the British spelling of favoritism …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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