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Impartial

Favoring neither; disinterested; treating all alike; unbiased; equitable, fair, and just.

impartial

adjective  aequus, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, even, evenhanded, evenly balanced, fair, fair-minded, free from bias, free to choose, honest, honorable, impersonal, incorrupt, independent, indifferent, integer, just, lacking prejudice, neutral, nonpartisan, not biised, not partial, objective, open, open-minded, scrupulous, unaffected, unbiased, unbigoted, unbought, unbribed, uncolored, uncommitted, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undecided, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unopinionated, unopinioned, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unswayed, untouched, without a preferrnce, without favoritism
Associated concepts: fair and impartial, impartial hearing officer, impartial judge, impartial jury, impartial trial
Foreign phrases: Nemo potest esse simul actor et judex.No one can be at the same time judge and suitor. Judex non potest injuriam sibi datam punire. A judge cannot punish a wrong done to himself. Judex non potest esse testis in propria causa. A judge cannot be a witness in his own case.
See also: discriminating, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair, honest, judicial, judicious, juridical, just, liberal, neutral, nonpartisan, objective, open-minded, receptive, unbiased, unprejudiced
References in classic literature ?
She scowled on us all impartially, while her sister sobbed.
I have been thinking over the past, and trying impartially to judge of the right and wrong, I mean with regard to myself; and I must believe that I was right, much as I suffered from it, that I was perfectly right in being guided by the friend whom you will love better than you do now.
He evidently understood such games in perfection, for he used to watch the players, and even at moments impartially advise them; but Vogelstein never saw the cards in his hand.
This was the substance of the letter, written throughout with a justice and a dignity as if he were indeed my responsible guardian impartially representing the proposal of a friend against whom in his integrity he stated the full case.
John Carter," he cried, "take your place upon the Pedestal of Truth to be judged impartially according to your acts and here to know the reward you have earned thereby.
Half of that which belongs to the individuals should be at the extremity of the country, the other half near the city, so that these two portions being allotted to each person, all would partake of land in both places, which would be both equal and right; and induce them to act in concert with greater harmony in any war with their neighbours: for when the land is not divided in this manner, one party neglects the inroads of the enemy on the borders, the other makes it a matter of too much consequence and more than is necessary; for which reason in some places there is a law which forbids the inhabitants of the borders to have any vote in the council when they are debating upon a war which is made against them as their private interest might prevent their voting impartially.
Honest as these men's intentions may have been, they were full of partialities and prejudices, they entered the country with their verdicts already prepared, and they could no more write dispassionately and impartially about it than they could about their own wives and children.
He had also a considerable facetiousness, which he exercised impartially on the patients and on the students.
For Britain and France and Italy had declared war upon Germany and outraged Swiss neutrality; India, at the sight of Asiatic airships, had broken into a Hindoo insurrection in Bengal and a Mohametan revolt hostile to this in the North-west Provinces--the latter spreading like wildfire from Gobi to the Gold Coast--and the Confederation of Eastern Asia had seized the oil wells of Burmha and was impartially attacking America and Germany.
She saw the forms of Ralph, William, Cassandra, and herself, as if they were all equally unsubstantial, and, in putting off reality, had gained a kind of dignity which rested upon each impartially.
Botolph's had certainly escaped the slightest tincture of the Pharisee, and by dint of admitting to himself that he was too much as other men were, he had become remarkably unlike them in this--that he could excuse others for thinking slightly of him, and could judge impartially of their conduct even when it told against him.
She had eaten the meal that had been brought her by Mohammed Beyd's Negro slave--a meal of cassava cakes and a nondescript stew in which a new-killed monkey, a couple of squirrels and the remains of a zebra, slain the previous day, were impartially and unsavorily combined; but the one-time Baltimore belle had long since submerged in the stern battle for existence, an estheticism which formerly revolted at much slighter provocation.