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Prejudice meaning

prejudice - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Foresight.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
  4. 4. Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Prejudicial.
  8. 8. To prepossess; bias; injure.
  9. 9. Unreasonable prepossession; bias; injury.

prejudice - examples of usage

  1. The result was, as it always will be, that ability and learning prevailed over prejudice, and Tazewell was soon employed on the one or the other side of every great question.
  2. Thus are people, through prejudice and want of knowledge, made blind to the best interests of themselves and the country. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Ignorance, prejudice, selfishness, pride, custom, blind men to this common good, and prevent them from making the efforts and sacrifices necessary to realize it. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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