prejudiced

adjective

Definition of prejudiced

  1. :  resulting from or having a prejudice or bias for or especially against

Examples of prejudiced in a sentence

  1. Most Americans deny being prejudiced against people of other races.

  2. I was prejudiced against the movie because of its title.

Prejudice: For or Against?

Although prejudice, with its connotations of intolerance , implies a negative bias, the word can be used in positive constructions:

I, too, appreciate projects that treat a difficult subject with rigor, although I'll confess to harboring a bit of prejudice toward thing-biographies.
Adam Baer, Harper's, May 2011

That's true for the participial adjective prejudiced as well:

“The question itself as posed in the survey obviously is prejudiced in favor of the program,” said Tod Story, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.
Neal Morton, Las Vegas Review Journal, 2 Aug. 2016

In negative constructions, prejudice and prejudiced often precede against:

Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker on Tuesday ruled that claims of juror misconduct by former House Speaker Mike Hubbard failed to show that the jury was prejudiced against Hubbard.
Mike Cason, AL.com, 19 Oct. 2016

1579

First Known Use of prejudiced

1579


PREJUDICED Defined for Kids

prejudiced

adjective prej·u·diced \ˈpre-jə-dəst\

Definition of prejudiced for Students

  1. :  having or showing an unfair dislike of a person or group because of some characteristic (as race or religion) a prejudiced comment


Law Dictionary

prejudiced

adjective prej·u·diced \ˈpre-jə-dəst\

Legal Definition of prejudiced

  1. :  resulting from or having a prejudice or bias for or especially against alleged that the trial judge was prejudiced



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