Definition of partial :
1. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond.
2. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial.
3. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.
4. Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole.
uncomplete, be attracted to, approving, halfway, for, part, light-touch, fair, straight, have a taste for, supportive, slanted, sketchy, overtone, fragmental, parti pris, like, sympathetic, influenced, outstanding, pending, prejudicial, fond, pro, affirmative, partial tone, superficial, colored, affected, attached, side, coloured, tendentious, preferential, prepossessed, abortive, partial derivative, positive, half, favorable, inclined
incomplete (part of speech: adjective)
incomplete, undone, discontinuous, missing, lacking, unachieved, immature, embryonic, unaccomplished, curtailed, segmental, patchy, sectional, deficient, unsatisfactory, unfinished, short, unfulfilled, scanty, fragmentary, fractional, unattained, insufficient
unjust (part of speech: adjective)
subjective (part of speech: adjective)
- Only the strong can be just, partial, and enlightened. - "German Problems and Personalities", Charles Sarolea.
- She wished her friend back in New York; and, with partial success, sought to appear as usual. - "From Jest to Earnest", E. P. Roe.
- But the escape could only be partial. - "Milton", John Bailey.