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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
Biased Towards, Biased Against
Wednesday June 9th 2021
If I were to say "I am biased towards dogs," would that mean I either favor or am against dogs, or would it only conclude that I favor them? — Morgan, United States

To be biased towards something means you favor it over something else. To be biased against something means you do not favor it over something else. So to be biased towards dogs means that you favor dogs over something else, such as cats.


Sometimes, people just say "I am biased" to mean they favor something. Below is an example of this:

My daughter is so talented, but I'm biased [=I am biased towards her].


I hope this helps.


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