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 for biased
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bias \Bi"as\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Biased (b[imac]"ast); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Biasing.]
     To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to
     influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.
     [1913 Webster]
           Me it had not biased in the one direction, nor should
           it have biased any just critic in the counter
           direction.                               --De Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased
             account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to
             the defendant" [syn: biased, colored, coloured,
             one-sided, slanted]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "biased":
     across, antiblack, aslant, aslope, athwart, atilt, bendwise, bent,
     bevel, beveled, bias, biaswise, canting, careening, catercorner,
     catercornered, chauvinistic, colored, cooked, crossways, crosswise,
     diagonal, disposed, distorted, doctored, doctrinaire, dogmatic,
     garbled, inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, inclining,
     influenced, interested, involved, jaundiced, kittycorner,
     know-nothing, leaning, listing, misquoted, misrepresented,
     nonobjective, one-sided, opinionated, out of plumb, out of square,
     partial, partisan, perverted, pitched, predisposed, prejudiced,
     prepossessed, racist, raking, recumbent, sexist, shelving, shelvy,
     sideling, sidelong, slant, slanted, slanting, slantways, slantwise,
     sloped, sloping, strained, superpatriotic, swayed, tendentious,
     thwart, tilted, tilting, tipped, tipping, tipsy, tortured,
     transverse, twisted, ultranationalist, undetached, undispassionate,
     unneutral, warped, xenophobic

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