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prejudice

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prejudice

  1. 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 Synonyms of prejudice favor, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, partisanship, ply, bias, tendentiousnessWords Related to prejudice chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossessionNear Antonyms of prejudice calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunnerAntonyms of prejudice impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  2. 2 hatred of or discrimination against a person or persons based on their race fought racial prejudice through the use of the court system Synonyms of prejudice racism, racialismWords Related to prejudice race-baiting; apartheid, jim crow, segregation, separatism; bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, narrownessNear Antonyms of prejudice antidiscrimination, antiracism, antisegregation; assimilationism

Synonym Discussion of prejudice

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prejudice

  1. 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 Synonyms of prejudice bias, poison, turn Words Related to prejudice dispose, incline, predispose; influence, prepossess; convince, persuade, suggest



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