Favoritism vs Discrimination - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between favoritism and discrimination

is that favoritism is (us) while discrimination is a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.

favoritism

English

discrimination

Noun

(en noun)
  • a distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
  • The state of being discriminated, distinguished from, or set apart.
  • (sometimes discrimination against ) distinct treatment of an individual or group to their disadvantage; treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality; prejudice; bigotry
  • sexual or racial discrimination
  • The quality of being discriminating, acute discernment, specifically in a learning situation; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
  • That which discriminates; mark of distinction, a characteristic.
  • Derived terms

    * nondiscrimination * reverse discrimination

    Hyponyms

    *heterosexism *ageism *ableism *xenophobia

    See also

    * stereotype * bias * racism ----