Definitions of prejudice

  1. To cause to form an opinion, usually unfavorable, before examination of the facts; hurt; damage by some judgment or action.
  2. To prepossess; bias; injure.
  3. To imbue with prejudice or aversion.
  4. To impair or injure.
  5. influence ( somebody's) opinion in advance
  6. To prepossess with unexamined opinions, to bias the mind; to damage.
  7. To bias or prepossess the mind; to injure or impair.
  8. a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  9. 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.
  10. A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
  11. Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
  12. 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.
  13. Judgment in advance, especially an unfavorable judgment; injury or harm as a result of hasty or unfair judgment.
  14. 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.
  15. Prejudicial.
  16. Unreasonable prepossession; bias; injury.
  17. A premature opinion, favorable or unfavorable.
  18. Detriment.
  19. A prejudgment; an opinion or decision of the mind formed beforehand, and more or less unwarranted or unreasonable; an unreasonable prepossession; hurt; damage; injury.
  20. A previous inclination of mind, formed without regard to evidence; bias; prepossession; damage or injury.
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