What do you call someone who is favoring someone? For instance if your employer favors your co-worker over yourself, you would refer to your employer as what?

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    Playing favorites. – Hot Licks Apr 21 '16 at 1:47
  • Do you want an adjective or a noun? Can you give an example sentence with a blank space? Please read the guidelines for single word requests and edit your question to make sure it has all of the information people will need to write good answers. – herisson Apr 21 '16 at 2:34
  • he is partial (as opposed to impartial) – Jim Apr 21 '16 at 3:47

Nepotism can be used if favoring relatives.

Partisan can be used for supporting any person.


the ​activity of ​unfairly giving good ​jobs or ​advantages to ​members of ​your ​family


a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
  • And note that nepotic is an adjective for practicing nepotism. – Hot Licks Apr 21 '16 at 2:41
  • Synonyms for nepotism, many of which can apply to non-family favoritism. – Hot Licks Apr 21 '16 at 2:44

Biased may be what you want.

Biased: showing an ​unreasonable ​preference or ​dislike ​based on ​personal ​opinion

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