biased UK / US or biassed UK [ˈbaɪəst] / US adjective
a) preferring one person, thing, or idea to another in a way that is unfair

a biased report

biased against/towards/in favour of someone/something:

The salary structure was biased against women returning to work later in life.

b) having a special interest in a particular thing

The course was heavily biased towards the sciences.

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