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Prejudice synonyms
prĕj'ə-dĭs
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(Uncountable) A lack of justice
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  1. (Uncountable) A lack of justice
  2. (Countable) An unjust act
  3. (Uncountable) The state of being unfair
A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
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  1. A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
  2. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
  3. A tendency, disposition, or inclination:
A judgment made before the evidence has been presented
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  1. A judgment made before the evidence has been presented
Something disliked
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  1. Something disliked
  2. An attitude or a feeling of distaste or aversion.
A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
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  1. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
  2. (Radio) The fixed voltage applied to an electrode circuit to control the mode of operation, usually measured with the cathode voltage as reference
  3. The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
The state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias
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  1. The state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias
  2. Particular fondness or liking
  3. Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.
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  1. Bias
  2. A prejudice that prevents rational consideration of an issue.
  3. An opinion or conception formed in advance of adequate knowledge or experience, especially a prejudice or bias.
A preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
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  1. A preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
  2. A special liking for something; a preference.
  3. Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
The act of a person or thing that leans
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  1. The act of a person or thing that leans
  2. A tendency; inclination; penchant; predilection
The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.
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  1. The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.
  2. The behavior, attitude, or beliefs of a bigot; intolerance; prejudice
The quality or condition of being intolerant; lack of tolerance.
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  1. The quality or condition of being intolerant; lack of tolerance.
  2. (Medicine) Extreme sensitivity or allergy to a drug, food, or other substance:
  3. Lack of tolerance, esp. of others' opinions, beliefs, etc.; bigotry
A preconception or prejudice.
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  1. A preconception or prejudice.
  2. The state of being preoccupied with thoughts, opinions, or feelings.
  3. A preconceived opinion, or previous impression; bias, prejudice.
An act, policy, pattern of behavior, etc. characterized by such partiality
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  1. An act, policy, pattern of behavior, etc. characterized by such partiality
  2. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic. See also reverse discrimination. The act of denying rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others, to an individual or group of people because of their race, age, gender, handicap or other defining characteristic. See also reverse discrimination.
  3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.
Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
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  1. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
  2. Feelings or actions of hatred and bigotry toward a person or persons because of their race
  3. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
Discrimination against people on the basis of sex; specif., discrimination against, and prejudicial stereotyping of, women
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  1. Discrimination against people on the basis of sex; specif., discrimination against, and prejudicial stereotyping of, women
  2. Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
  3. The belief that one gender is superior to the other, especially that men are superior to women.
Discrimination based on age, especially prejudice against the elderly.
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  1. Discrimination based on age, especially prejudice against the elderly.
  2. The treating of a person or people differently from others based on assumptions or stereotypes relating to their age.
Discrimination against Jews.
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  1. Discrimination against Jews.
  2. Alternative form of anti-Semitism.
  3. Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews or Judaism.
Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men.
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  1. Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men.
  2. Irrational hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind:
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  1. Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind:
  2. (Pejorative) Unwarranted bias, favoritism, or devotion to one's own particular group, cause, or idea.
  3. Unreasoning devotion to one's race (or one's sex, etc.) with contempt for other races (or the opposite sex, etc.)
A belief in the innate superiority of men over women.
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Hatred of women or the female sex, esp. by a man
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  1. Hatred of women or the female sex, esp. by a man
Hatred of men or the male sex
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  1. Hatred of men or the male sex
Fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange
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  1. Fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange
The property of being onesided.
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  1. The property of being onesided.
  2. The state of being one-sided
The state of being held in special favor.
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  1. The state of being held in special favor.
  2. A display of partiality toward a favored person or group.
  3. The showing of more kindness and indulgence to some person or persons than to others; act of being unfairly partial
The state of being narrow-minded
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  1. The state of being narrow-minded
  2. Alternative spelling of narrow-mindedness.
(Countable) a constriction
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  1. (Countable) a constriction
  2. (Uncountable) the state of being narrow
The quality or state of being parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views).
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  1. The quality or state of being parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views).
The state or quality of being small-minded.
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(Uncountable) The condition of being illiberal
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  1. (Uncountable) The condition of being illiberal
  2. (Countable) An illiberal word or action
Smallness of spirit; pettiness.
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  1. Smallness of spirit; pettiness.
  2. The property of being little, smallness.
A feeling or state of hatred or animosity:
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  1. A feeling or state of hatred or animosity:
  2. Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
  3. The bitter attitude or feelings of an enemy or of mutual enemies; hostility; antagonism
Hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness.
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  1. Hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness.
  2. A strong natural dislike or hatred; antipathy.
  3. The condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor:
The object of such dislike
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  1. The object of such dislike
  2. Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
  3. (Obs.) An opposition in character, nature, tendency, etc.
The act or fact of averting:
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  1. The act or fact of averting:
  2. The cause or object of such a feeling:
  3. An intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance
A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
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  1. A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
  2. Indignation or ill will stemming from a feeling of having been wronged or offended.
(Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
  2. (Slang, uncountable) The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.
Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
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  1. Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
  2. The willful defiance, disregard, or disrespect of judicial or legislative authority or dignity, especially any disobedience of an order or any conduct that disrupts, obstructs, or interferes with the administration or procedures of a court or legislature. See also contemner. The willful defiance, disregard, or disrespect of judicial or legislative authority or dignity, especially any disobedience of an order or any conduct that disrupts, obstructs, or interferes with the administration or procedures of a court or legislature. See also contemner.
  3. The feeling or attitude of one who looks down on somebody or something as being low, mean, or unworthy; scorn
An act of misjudging, a mistake in judgment.
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A bitter or prejudiced state of mind, caused by jealousy, envy, etc.
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  1. A bitter or prejudiced state of mind, caused by jealousy, envy, etc.
  2. A state or feeling of negativity or bitterness arising especially from envy or world-weariness.
  3. Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, or mucous membranes caused by the deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a sign of disorders that interfere with normal metabolism or transport of bile. Liver diseases such as hepatitis commonly cause jaundice.
A restricted field of vision as the result of looking through some type of object or a medical condition.
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  1. A restricted field of vision as the result of looking through some type of object or a medical condition.
  2. (Figuratively) To focus one's attention on one specific item or event, to the exclusion of everything else.; a one-track mind
  3. A narrow outlook; specif., the focus of attention on a particular problem without proper regard for possible consequences or alternative approaches
The act or process of segregating or the condition of being segregated.
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  1. The act or process of segregating or the condition of being segregated.
  2. (Genetics) The separation of allelic genes into different gametes during meiosis so that a particular gamete receives only one member of a pair of characters
  3. A segregating or being segregated; specif., the policy or practice of compelling racial groups to live apart from each other, go to separate schools, use separate social facilities, etc.
Any policy or condition of discriminatory segregation or separation
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  1. Any policy or condition of discriminatory segregation or separation
  2. A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.
  3. The condition of being separated from others; segregation.
Anything that causes damage or injury
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  1. Anything that causes damage or injury
  2. Something that causes damage, harm, or loss:
  3. Damage, harm, or loss:
Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment:
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  1. Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment:
  2. An unfavorable situation or circumstance; drawback; handicap
  3. Something that places one in an unfavorable condition or position:
A personal point of view or opinion:
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  1. A personal point of view or opinion:
  2. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.
  3. (Offensive Slang) Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.
(--- Weaving) The set of threads running lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the weft, or woof
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  1. (--- Weaving) The set of threads running lengthwise in the loom and crossed by the weft, or woof
  2. A distortion or twist, especially in a piece of wood.
  3. A distortion, as a twist or bend, in wood or in an object made of wood, caused by contraction in drying
A change in direction; a turn:
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  1. A change in direction; a turn:
  2. A personal inclination or eccentricity; a penchant or flaw:
  3. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
A mental tendency, inclination, preconception, prejudice, taint. A mental tendency, inclination, preconception, prejudice, taint.
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  1. A mental tendency, inclination, preconception, prejudice, taint. A mental tendency, inclination, preconception, prejudice, taint.
  2. This curve or tendency to curve
  3. The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
The state of being one-sided
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  1. The state of being one-sided
  2. The property of being onesided.
A special fondness; a predilection:
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  1. A special fondness; a predilection:
  2. The state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias
  3. Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.
The state of being preoccupied with thoughts, opinions, or feelings.
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  1. The state of being preoccupied with thoughts, opinions, or feelings.
  2. A preconceived opinion, or previous impression; bias, prejudice.
  3. A preconception or prejudice.
The characteristic of being tendentious.
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The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.
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  1. The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.
  2. The behavior, attitude, or beliefs of a bigot; intolerance; prejudice
The quality or condition of being intolerant; lack of tolerance.
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  1. The quality or condition of being intolerant; lack of tolerance.
  2. Lack of tolerance, esp. of others' opinions, beliefs, etc.; bigotry
  3. (Medicine) Extreme sensitivity or allergy to a drug, food, or other substance:
To influence in a particular, typically unfair direction.
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  1. To influence in a particular, typically unfair direction.
  2. (Radio) To apply a bias to (an electrode)
  3. To cause to have a bias; influence; prejudice
To cause to have jaundice
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  1. To cause to have jaundice
  2. To affect with the discoloration of jaundice.
  3. Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, or mucous membranes caused by the deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a sign of disorders that interfere with normal metabolism or transport of bile. Liver diseases such as hepatitis commonly cause jaundice.
To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; especially, to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.
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  1. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; especially, to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.
  2. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.
  3. (Archaic) To prejudice or bias, esp. favorably
(Weaving) To arrange (threads or yarns) so as to form a warp
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  1. (Weaving) To arrange (threads or yarns) so as to form a warp
  2. To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
  3. To become bent or twisted out of shape, as wood does in drying
To mar or impair by a flaw:
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  1. To mar or impair by a flaw:
  2. To mar, as by some flaw or fault; spoil the perfection of
  3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
To cause damage to.
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  1. To cause damage to.
  2. To incur damage
To treat badly; harm.
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  1. To treat badly; harm.
  2. (Rare) To do a disservice to; harm
To cause a flaw in; make defective:
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  1. To cause a flaw in; make defective:
To do harm to:
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  1. To do harm to:
  2. To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
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  1. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
  2. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
  3. To cause injury, damage, or pain
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
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  1. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  2. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
  3. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To cause physical harm to; hurt:
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  1. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
  2. To cause damage to; impair:
  3. To do physical harm or damage to; hurt
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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  1. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
  2. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  3. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
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  1. To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
  2. To detract from or spoil:
  3. To become less enjoyable or estimable:
To weaken morally; debase; pervert
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  1. To weaken morally; debase; pervert
  2. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.

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
Find another word for prejudice. In this page you can discover 92 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for prejudice, like: unfairness, bent, prejudgment, dislike, bias, partiality, preconception, predilection, leaning, bigotry and intolerance.