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Another word for prejudice

  1. An inclination for or against that inhibits impartial judgment

  2. Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion

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  1. To cause to have a prejudiced view

      1. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
      2. To alter from a normal, proper, or healthy state; twist or pervert:
      3. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
      1. To preoccupy to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings:
      2. To influence beforehand against or in favor of someone or something; prejudice:
      3. To impress favorably in advance.
      1. Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile.
      2. A state or feeling of negativity or bitterness arising especially from envy or world-weariness.
      3. To affect with the discoloration of jaundice.
      1. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
      2. A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
      3. An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
  2. To spoil the soundness or perfection of

Another word for prejudice




  1. not damaged, not discredited, unaltered, without implied comment;

    Synonym Study

    • Predilection implies a preconceived liking, formed as a result of one's background, temperament, etc., that inclines one to a particular preference a predilection for murder mysteries
    • Partiality implies an inclination to favor a person or thing because of strong fondness or attachment the conductor's partiality for the works of Brahms
    • Bias implies a mental leaning in favor of or against someone or something that interferes with impartial judgment few of us are without bias of any kind
    • Prejudice implies a preconceived and unreasonable judgment or opinion, usually an unfavorable one marked by suspicion, fear, or hatred a crime motivated by racial prejudice