What does prejudice mean?

Definitions for prejudice
ˈprɛdʒ ə dɪsprej·u·dice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bias, prejudice, preconception(verb)

    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

  2. prejudice(verb)

    disadvantage by prejudice

  3. prejudice, prepossess(verb)

    influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

Wiktionary

  1. prejudice(Noun)

    An adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

  2. prejudice(Noun)

    Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

  3. prejudice(Noun)

    An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

  4. prejudice(Noun)

    The damage caused by such fear or hatred.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

  5. prejudice(Noun)

    Knowledge formed in advance; foresight, presaging.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

  6. prejudice(Verb)

    To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

  7. prejudice(Verb)

    To cause prejudice.

    Etymology: From préjudice, from praeiudicium, from prae- + iudicium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prejudice(noun)

    foresight

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prjudicier. See Prejudice, n.]

  2. Prejudice(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prjudicier. See Prejudice, n.]

  3. Prejudice(noun)

    a bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prjudicier. See Prejudice, n.]

  4. Prejudice(noun)

    mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prjudicier. See Prejudice, n.]

  5. Prejudice(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prjudicier. See Prejudice, n.]

  6. Prejudice(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prjudicier. See Prejudice, n.]

Freebase

  1. Prejudice

    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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prejudice

    prej′ū-dis, n. a judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without due examination: a prejudgment: unreasonable prepossession for or against anything: bias: injury or wrong of any kind: disadvantage: mischief.—v.t. to fill with prejudice: to cause a prejudice against: to prepossess: to bias the mind of: to injure or hurt.—adj. Prejudi′cial, causing prejudice or injury: disadvantageous: injurious: mischievous: tending to obstruct.—adv. Prejudi′cially.—n. Prejudi′cialness. [O. Fr.,—L. præjudiciumpræ, before, judicium, judgment.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Prejudice

    A preconceived judgment made without adequate evidence and not easily alterable by presentation of contrary evidence.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. prejudice

    An opinion or decision of mind formed without due examination; prejudgment; a bias or leaning toward one side or the other of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection or prepossession for or against anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything formed without proper grounds, or before suitable knowledge.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'prejudice' in Nouns Frequency: #2234

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prejudice in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prejudice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of prejudice in a Sentence

  1. John Dixon:

    For these reasons, I am satisfied that the applicant’s case is capable of establishing that a real risk of prejudice to the due administration of justice...would be evident to the hypothetical ordinary reasonable reader from the content of the impugned publications.

  2. Boston University:

    People have horrible prejudice against mental illness.

  3. Jeff Kingston:

    People encounter discrimination and prejudice (in Japan).

  4. Sarah McBride:

    While there certainly are examples of individuals killed by people they know, including partners, many of the transgender people who have been killed are murdered by almost complete strangers, more people need to understand this epidemic of violence targeting minority people in this country, including transgender people, is hate-based and a byproduct of existing prejudice inflamed by politicians all too eager to appeal to the darker undercurrent of society.

  5. Hebrew Proverb:

    Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.

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