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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bahy-uh st]
    • /ˈbaɪ əst/
    • /ˈbaɪ.əst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bahy-uh st]
    • /ˈbaɪ əst/

Definitions of biased word

  • adjective biased If someone is biased, they prefer one group of people to another, and behave unfairly as a result. You can also say that a process or system is biased. 3
  • adjective biased If something is biased towards one thing, it is more concerned with it than with other things. 3
  • adjective biased cut, set, folded, etc., diagonally: This material requires a bias cut. 1
  • noun biased a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned: illegal bias against older job applicants; the magazine’s bias toward art rather than photography; our strong bias in favor of the idea. 1
  • noun biased unreasonably hostile feelings or opinions about a social group; prejudice: accusations of racial bias. 1
  • noun biased an oblique or diagonal line of direction, especially across a woven fabric. 1

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Origin of biased

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; bias + -ed2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Biased


biased popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

biased usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for biased

adj biased

  • tendentious — having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel.
  • partisan — a shafted weapon of the 16th and 17th centuries, having as a head a long spear blade with a pair of curved lobes at the base.

Antonyms for biased

adj biased

  • impartial — not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge.
  • unbiased — not biased or prejudiced; fair; impartial.
  • fair — free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.

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