Prejudice meaning

prĕjə-dĭs
Prejudice is an opinion or judgment that disregards the facts.

An example of prejudice is racism.

An example of prejudice is liking a person because they have blue eyes.

An example of prejudice is not liking someone because they don't share your religion.

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To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
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To injure or harm, as by some judgment or action.
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Injury or harm resulting as from some judgment or action of another or others.
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Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular social group, such as a race or the adherents of a religion.
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To cause to have or show prejudice; bias.
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A leaning toward one side in a lawsuit; an opinion held favoring one side without having heard the case; a predisposition or bias. See also dismissal (dismissal with prejudice) and (dismissal without prejudice).
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A judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known; preconceived idea, favorable or, more usually, unfavorable.
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(countable) An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

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(countable) An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
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Suspicion, intolerance, or irrational hatred of other races, creeds, social classes, etc.
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(countable) Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.
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To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.
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To cause prejudice.
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To fill with prejudice or cause to judge with prejudice.
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without prejudice
  • without detriment or injury
  • without dismissal of or detriment to (a legal right, claim, etc.)
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of prejudice

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin praeiūdicium prae- pre- iūdicium judgment (from iūdex iūdic- judge deik- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French prejudice, from Latin praeiÅ«dicium (“previous judgment or damage"), from prae- (“before") + iÅ«dicium (“judgment").

    From Wiktionary