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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.

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