What does impartial mean?

Definitions for impartial
ɪmˈpɑr ʃəlim·par·tial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impartialadjective

    showing lack of favoritism

    "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

  2. unprejudiced, impartialadjective

    free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

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


  1. impartialadjective

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

    Etymology: From im- + partial

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impartialadjective

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

    Etymology: [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 use of legislation or rules created with fairness, justness, truth, data, facts, information, intuition, proof, research and statistics.

    All journalists are required by legislation to be impartial at all times.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 3, 2016  
  2. impartial

    To be nonjudgmental and feel, know and understand intuitively the collective plan for the evolution of humanity and communicate and speak our truth with confidence knowing we all understand.

    We are all impartial and know what we are creating as an intelligent humanity and universe.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  
  3. impartial

    To use data, facts, information, intuition, proof, research and statistics to form an opinion or communicate.

    The media are impartial and use data, information, statistics, proof and facts to report or write media articles.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

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  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

Examples of impartial in a Sentence

  1. Ross Suter:

    They're really going to be looking for people that are impartial, that are reasonable — that are going to be able to listen and make up their minds.

  2. Billy Murphy:

    We are tired of the words. We want to see action, we want to see fair compensation for victims of police brutality, we want to see a fair response and an impartial investigation not cops investigating themselves.

  3. Nan Aron:

    It would be one thing if these justices then turned around and were fair and impartial. However, in scores of democracy cases, they've consistently undermined democracy and aided the very party that appointed them, republicans are using this undemocratic and partisan majority on the court to cement their own power.

  4. Eric Garcetti:

    I have confidence that the Police Commission will conduct an impartial and fair-minded review of the investigations conducted by both the LAPD and the independent Inspector General.

  5. Kunal Cheema:

    To prevent the infringement of the fundamental right to life of millions of Indian children, who have become amenable to kidnapping or abandonment, a thorough impartial CBI probe is required.

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    • A. adventure
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    • C. signify
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