2. [syn: unprejudiced, impartial]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impartial \Im*par"tial\, a. [Pref. im- not + partial: cf. F.
Not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all
alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable;
fair; just. --Shak.
Jove is impartial, and to both the same. --Dryden.
A comprehensive and impartial view. --Macaulay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an
impartial judge" [ant: partial]
2: free from undue bias or preconceived opinions; "an
unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons"; "the impartial
eye of a scientist" [syn: unprejudiced, impartial] [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "impartial":
Laodicean, Olympian, apathetic, candid, centrist, detached,
disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, even, evenhanded,
fair, fifty-fifty, half-and-half, impersonal, independent,
indifferent, just, lofty, midway, moderate, neuter, neutral,
nonaligned, noncommitted, nonpartisan, objective, on the fence,
passive, selfless, third-force, third-world, unbiased, uncolored,
uncommitted, undazzled, uninfluenced, uninvolved, unjaundiced,
unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unselfish, unswayed
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
IMPARTIAL, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage
from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two