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PREJUDICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prejudice mean? 

PREJUDICE (noun)
  The noun PREJUDICE has 1 sense:

1. a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

  Familiarity information: PREJUDICE used as a noun is very rare.


PREJUDICE (verb)
  The verb PREJUDICE has 2 senses:

1. disadvantage by prejudice
2. influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

  Familiarity information: PREJUDICE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREJUDICE (noun)


Sense 1prejudice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

bias; prejudice; preconception

Hypernyms ("prejudice" is a kind of...):

partiality; partisanship (an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prejudice"):

taboo; tabu (a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature)

irrational hostility (extreme prejudice)

experimenter bias ((psychology) bias introduced by an experimenter whose expectations about the outcome of the experiment can be subtly communicated to the participants in the experiment)

homophobia (prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality)

Islamophobia (prejudice against Muslims)

racism (the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races)

tendentiousness (an intentional and controversial bias)


PREJUDICE (verb)


Sense 1prejudice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disadvantage by prejudice

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "prejudice" is one way to...):

disadvantage; disfavor; disfavour (put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm)

Domain category:

judicature; justice (the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2prejudice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

prejudice; prepossess

Hypernyms (to "prejudice" is one way to...):

act upon; influence; work (have and exert influence or effect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prejudice"):

bias; predetermine (cause to be biased)

bias (influence in an unfair way)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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