(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. nonpartisan; unprejudiced, unbiased, fair; dispassionate, disinterested. See probity, justice, liberality.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. unbiased, unprejudiced, disinterested; see equal , fair 1 .
See Synonym Study at fair .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[im PAR shul]
completely fair and unbiased.
We need an impartial judge to make the right decision.
SYN.: fair, unbiased, neutral, disinterested, just, unprejudiced, objective, detached, equitable, dispassionate, nonpartisan.
ANT.: partial, biased, partisan
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Free from bias in judgment: disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, fair, fair-minded, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudiced. Idiom: fair and square. See FAIR. 2. Not inclining toward or actively taking either side in a matter under dispute: neuter, neutral, nonaligned, nonpartisan, unbiased, uncommitted, uninvolved, unprejudiced. Idiom: on the fence. See FAIR.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • impartial — impartial, iale, iaux [ ɛ̃parsjal, jo ] adj. • 1576; de 1. in et partial ♦ Qui n est pas partial, qui est sans parti pris. ⇒ juste, neutre. Arbitre, juge impartial. ⇒ équitable. (Choses) Verdict impartial. Un compte rendu, un rapport impartial.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imparţial — IMPARŢIÁL, Ă, imparţiali, e, adj. Capabil să facă o apreciere justă, obiectivă; nepărtinitor, obiectiv, drept. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. impartial. Trimis de gall, 02.06.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  Imparţial ≠ parţial Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • impartial — im·par·tial /im pär shəl/ adj: not partial or biased: treating or affecting all equally im·par·ti·al·i·ty /im ˌpär shē a lə tē/ n im·par·tial·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Impartial — Im*par tial, a. [Pref. im not + partial: cf. F. impartial.] Not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable; fair; just. Shak. [1913 Webster] Jove is impartial, and to both the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impartial — impartial, ale (in par si al, a l ) adj. Qui ne prend pas parti pour l un plutôt que pour l autre. Des juges impartiaux. Un historien impartial.    S. m. pl. Les impartiaux, les membres de la plaine, dans la Convention.    Il se dit aussi des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Impartiāl — (franz.), unparteiisch; Impartiaux (»die Unparteiischen«), in der französischen Revolutionszeit das Zentrum im Konvent …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Impartial — er et fremmedord for neutral …   Danske encyklopædi

  • impartial — (adj.) formed in English 1590s from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + PARTIAL (Cf. partial). First recorded in Richard II …   Etymology dictionary

  • impartial — *fair, equitable, unbiased, objective, just, dispassionate, uncolored Analogous words: disinterested, detached, aloof, indifferent Antonyms: partial Contrasted words: influenced, swayed, affected (see AFFECT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impartial — [adj] fair, unprejudiced candid, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair minded, impersonal, just, middle of the road*, neutral, nondiscriminating, nondiscriminatory, nonpartisan, objective, on the fence,… …   New thesaurus

  • impartial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ treating all rivals or disputants equally. DERIVATIVES impartiality noun impartially adverb …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.