Synonyms for bias:
habit, tendentiousness, drift, one-sidedness, favoritism, free ride, preferential, cronyism, beveled, inequity, imbalance, inequality, racism, partisanship, prepossess, fallacy, slanted, rough justice, nepotism.
state of mind
Other synonyms and related words:
favoritism, bow, biased, crook, facing, prepossess, crossways, cronyism, affection, twist, foible, inequity, diagonally, bend, attitude, diagonal, preconceived opinion, predispose, racism, separatrix, tendentiousness, stoop, oblique, partisanship, deviate, jaundice, favor, curve, preconception, virgule, transversely, imbalance, Cornerwise, slanting, preferential, habit, mold, slash, preconceived notion, crosswise, skew, slanted, submit, preconceived idea, twine, device, nepotism, predetermine, obliquely, inequality, incline, aptitude, deflect, fanaticism, habitude, temper, injustice, drift, Parti Pris, warp, fallacy, athwart, prepossession, solidus, discrimination, cornerways, turn, cruelty, beveled, favorite, partiality, diverge, one-sidedness, persuade, impulse.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
belief in one way; partiality (noun)
diagonal weave of fabric (noun)
overestimation, underestimation, miscalculation, Misjudgment, misestimation.
polarity, bent, proneness, penchant, propensity, tenor, trend, tendency, affinity, direction, disposition, grain, predilection, inclination, course, predisposition, proclivity, aptness, leaning, temperament.
cause to favor (verb)
Usage examples for bias:
- In other words, the Savior here teaches us, that in the principles and laws of reason, we have an infallible guide in all the relations and circumstances of life; that nothing can hinder our following this guide, but the bias of selfishness; and that the moment, in deciding any moral question, we place ourselves in the room of our brother, before the bar of reason, we shall see what decision ought to be pronounced. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- This man, you see, had been chained to another like himself, and his bias went to one side like a horse that has gone in harness. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.
- Guard against ironing on the bias or on a curve, lest the linen stretch hopelessly out of shape. - "Guide to Hotel Housekeeping", Mary E. Palmer.