Definitions for prejudiceˈprɛdʒ ə dɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prej•u•dice*ˈprɛdʒ ə dɪs(n.; v.)-diced, -dic•ing.
(n.)an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, esp. of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
such attitudes considered collectively:
The war against prejudice is never-ending.
damage or injury; detriment:
a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.
(v.t.)to affect with a prejudice.
* Syn: See bias.
Origin of prejudice:
1250–1300; ME < OF < L praejūdicium prejudgment, orig. preliminary or previous judicial inquiry
bias, prejudice, preconception(verb)
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
disadvantage by prejudice
influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
prejudice(noun)ˈprɛdʒ ə dɪs
an unreasonable attitude toward sb or sth
his prejudice against foreign-made products; prejudices about older employees
prejudice(verb)ˈprɛdʒ ə dɪs
to influence sb's thinking, so that they have a prejudice
The prosecutor prejudiced the jury against the defendant.
An adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.
An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.
The damage caused by such fear or hatred.
Knowledge formed in advance; foresight, presaging.
To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.
To cause prejudice.
Origin: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.
an opinion or judgment formed without due examination; prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient knowledge
a bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment
mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment
to cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman
to obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to impair; as, to prejudice a good cause
The word prejudice refers to prejudgment: i.e. making a decision before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. In recent times, the word has come to be most often used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality or other personal characteristics. In this case it refers to a positive or negative evaluation of another person based on their group membership. Prejudice can also refer to unfounded beliefs and may include "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence." Gordon Allport defined prejudice as a "feeling, favorable or unfavorable, toward a person or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual experience."
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A preconceived judgment made without adequate evidence and not easily alterable by presentation of contrary evidence.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'prejudice' in Nouns Frequency: #2234
Translations for prejudice
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cause to feel prejudice for or against something.
- يَجْعَلُه متَحَيِّزا أو مُتحاملاArabic
- създавам предубеждениеBulgarian
- predisporPortuguese (BR)
- nepříznivě ovlivnitCzech
- gøre én forudindtaget; indgive fordommeDanish
- προκαταλαμβάνω, προδιαθέτωGreek
- predisponer contra/en favor deSpanish
- eelarvamust sisendamaEstonian
- پیشداوری کردن؛ دچار تعصب کردنFarsi
- aiheuttaa ennakkoluulojaFinnish
- prévenir (contre)French
- לִגרוֹם לְדֵעָה קְדוּמָהHebrew
- पक्षपात करनाHindi
- oneraspoložiti protivCroatian
- elfogulttá teszHungarian
- gera e-n hlutdræganIcelandic
- 편견을 품게 하다Korean
- iš anksto nuteiktiLithuanian
- radīt aizspriedumuLatvian
- menaruh prasangkaMalay
- innemen voor/tegenDutch
- skape fordommer, bli forutinntattNorwegian
- پیشداوری کردن؛ دچار تعصب کردنPersian
- تعصب كول، د مخكى قضاوتPashto
- a influenţaRomanian
- создавать предвзятое мнениеRussian
- nepriaznivo ovplyvniťSlovak
- vnaprej ustvariti sodbo, prejudiciratiSlovenian
- stvoriti predrasuduSerbian
- inge ngn fördomarSwedish
- olumsuz yönde etkilemekTurkish
- 使抱有偏見Chinese (Trad.)
- викликати упередженняUkrainian
- تعصب رکھناUrdu
- làm cho có định kiếnVietnamese
- 使抱有偏见Chinese (Simp.)
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