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prejudice

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1 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities
  • her lifelong prejudice against doing "dirty" jobs
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2 hatred of or discrimination against a person or persons based on their race
  • fought racial prejudice through the use of the court system
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predilection, prepossession, prejudice, bias mean an attitude of mind that predisposes one to favor something. predilection implies a strong liking deriving from one's temperament or experience.
    • a predilection for travel
prepossession suggests a fixed conception likely to preclude objective judgment of anything counter to it.
    • a prepossession against technology
prejudice usually implies an unfavorable prepossession and connotes a feeling rooted in suspicion, fear, or intolerance.
    • a mindless prejudice against the unfamiliar
bias implies an unreasoned and unfair distortion of judgment in favor of or against a person or thing.
    • a strong bias toward the plaintiff

prejudice

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to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge
  • All the bad stories I had heard about the incoming CEO prejudiced me against him even before the first meeting.
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