- A partial list, solution, payment etc. is just a part of the whole and not complete.
- Synonym: incomplete
- Antonym: complete
- The dinner was only a partial success - everyone loved the dessert, but nobody liked the soup.
- If you are partial to something, you like it.
- Antonym: against
- I'm rather partial to a beer or two on Friday nights.
- If you are partial, you treat people or things differently, unfairly preferring one to another.
- Synonym: biased
- Antonym: impartial
- The students accused the teacher of being partial in her grading.