What does impartial mean?

Definitions for impartialɪmˈpɑr ʃəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impartial(adj)

    showing lack of favoritism

    "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

  2. unprejudiced, impartial(adj)

    free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

    "an unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons"; "the impartial eye of a scientist"


  1. impartial(Adjective)

    Treating all parties, rivals, or disputants equally; not partial; not biased; fair.

  2. Origin: From im- + partial

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impartial(adj)

    not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable; fair; just

  2. Origin: [Pref. im- not + partial: cf. F. impartial.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impartial

    im-pär′shal, adj. not favouring one more than another: just: (Shak.) partial.—ns. Impartial′ity, Impar′tialness, quality of being impartial: freedom from bias.—adv. Impar′tially.

Editors Contribution

  1. impartial

    Just and equitable in the communication of information or administration of the law based on the truth, facts and evidence.

    All journalists, judges, lawyers, solicitors etc are required by law to be impartial at all times.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impartial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impartial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Horace:

    Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.

  2. Horace:

    Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.

  3. Blair Brown:

    Due to the publicity and emotion connected to the case, the goal of finding a fair and impartial jury is not possible.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

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