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prepossession

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Synonyms and Antonyms of prepossession

  1. 1 an attitude, belief, or impression formed in advance of actual experience of something the foreign tourists' prepossessions about life in the U.S. had been formed by many hours of American TV shows Synonyms of prepossession preconception, prejudgment Words Related to prepossession bias, favor, partiality, prejudice; assumption, conjecture, hypothesis, imagining, predetermination, presumption, presupposition, speculation, supposition, theory, thesis; concept, conception, image, notion, picture, thought Near Antonyms of prepossession detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  2. 2 something about which one is constantly thinking or concerned tried to cure him of his prepossession with money Synonyms of prepossession fetish (also fetich), idée fixe, mania, obsession, preoccupation, fixationWords Related to prepossession monomania; complex, hang-up, problem, trip; appetite, cacoëthes, compulsion, craving, desire, drive, enthusiasm, fascination, hankering, hunger, infatuation, itch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, urge, yearning, yen; idiosyncrasy, quirk; bent, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendencyNear Antonyms of prepossession apathy, disinterestedness, disregard, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern, unconcernedness

Synonym Discussion of prepossession

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

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