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prej·u·dice

prejudice

 
 
pronunciation:
pre j dihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an opinion that is formed without knowing or considering all the facts.
She has a prejudice about seafood; she's never tried it but she thinks it will taste bad.
similar words:
bias, opinion
definition 2: hatred or unfair treatment toward a person or group without cause or reason. Prejudice is often directed toward people of a certain race or religion.
There are laws that protect people against acts of prejudice.
similar words:
bias, discrimination, hostility, racism, xenophobia
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: prejudices, prejudicing, prejudiced
definition: to change the way a person feels about someone or something.
Getting bitten when she was young prejudiced Cathy against all dogs.
synonyms:
bias
similar words:
influence, sway
derivation: prejudiced (adj.)
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