Prejudice synonyms

prĕj'ə-dĭs
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A judgment made before the evidence has been presented
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(Uncountable) The state of being unfair
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Feelings or actions of hatred and bigotry toward a person or persons because of their race
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An inclination, tendency, or preference.
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The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.
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(Uncountable) The state of being intolerant.
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A distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
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Different treatment or discrimination based on a difference of sex or gender.
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Discrimination against people on the basis of age; specif., discrimination against, and prejudicial stereotyping of, older people
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In physiology, the definition of antagonism is two muscles working in opposition.
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The definition of an aversion is a dislike or distaste for something or someone, or a desire to avoid something or someone.
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Resentment is a feeling of anger due to a real or imagined injury or offense.
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(Slang, uncountable) The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
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(Law) Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
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(Computer science) Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates.
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influence another's beliefs without basis, information
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A special liking for something; a preference.
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Alternative form of anti-Semitism.
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A natural leaning or tendency; propensity
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An assumption made beforehand; a preliminary conjecture or speculation.
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An inclination to be partisan or biased; partiality
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The definition of a dislike is a feeling of not liking someone or something.
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Antipathy is defined as a strong feeling of opposition or dislike.
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To exert or have influence on; have an effect on the nature, behavior, development, action, or thought of
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An act of misjudging, a mistake in judgment.
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(Pathology) A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the feces, constipation, queasiness, loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent damming up, in the liver, of the bile, which is then absorbed into the blood. Other causes include increased hemolysis and any liver disease. The discoloration is caused by accumulation of bilirubin in the body; bilirubin is normally excreted in bile to give feces their normal yellow-brown coloration.
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A restricted field of vision as the result of looking through some type of object or a medical condition.
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Segregation is the act of separating, especially when applied to separating people by race.
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The definition of apartheid refers to a political system where people are clearly divided based on race, gender, class or other such factors.
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Something that places one in an unfavorable condition or position:
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(Pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of East Asian descent, supposed to have slanting eyes.
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A cast or twist; a distortion or twist, such as in a piece of wood.
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Distortion or perversion, as of meaning
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The quality of being impartial; fairness.
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The ability to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound:
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The object of such approval and delight:
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Strong dislike or ill will; hate
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The act of inclining or the state of being inclined; a bend or tilt:
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A statement opposing something that is about to occur in a courtroom, or has already occurred, as being improper, out of order, or against procedural rules. It is up to the judge to rule on the objection’s validity, or to overrule it. A timely objection that is entered into the trial record, along with appropriate argument on its validity, may form the basis for an appeal to a higher court. See also challenge and motion in limine.
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Malicious ill will prompting an urge to hurt or humiliate another person.
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Exhibiting bias; prejudiced
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Being or characteristic of a bigot:
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The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
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Stubbornly adhering to a doctrine or theory
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Pertaining to dogmas; doctrinal.
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Suggestive of the isolated life of an island:
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(Of an electrically conducting material) Isolated or separated from other conducting materials, or sources of electricity.
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Prejudiced; envious; as, a jaundiced judgment.
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Nearsighted; unable to see distant objects unaided
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Barely sufficient; close:
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Lacking tolerance, breadth of view, or sympathy; petty.
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The definition of parochial is something related to a church or someone who has a narrow or simplistic view on life.
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Serving as commander or member of a body of detached light troops: as, a partisan officer or corps.
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Causing or tending to cause harm, especially to a legal case:
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Immoral or unjust effects:
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Insular behaviour.
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The quality or property of being insular.
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Hatred or distrust of people in general
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(--- Archaic) A specific injury or harm done:
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An inclination for or against something or someone that affects judgment; prejudice or bias.
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The condition of being predisposed; inclination or tendency; predilection
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The formal presentation of criminal charges against someone.
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Excessive devotion to local interests and customs.
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(Radio) To apply a bias to (an electrode)
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To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
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To give a false or misleading account of
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To delay action; be a hindrance
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To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
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The definition of impair is to hinder or weaken something.
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To determine or decide something in advance.
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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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To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
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The attainment of what is just, especially that which is fair, moral, right, merited, or in accordance with law:
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The property of being fair.
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Regard is defined as consideration or attention for something or someone.
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Consideration; courteous regard
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To give approval; have a favorable opinion (of)
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(Med.) To have tolerance for (a specific drug, etc.)
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influence another's beliefs without basis, information
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The property of being onesided.
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The characteristic of being tendentious.
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To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
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To spoil the soundness or perfection of
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To treat badly; harm.
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(Intransitive) To become imperfect or defective.
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To cause damage to; impair:
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To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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To become less enjoyable or estimable:
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To spoil, make faulty; to reduce the value, quality, or effectiveness of something
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(Psychology) A subjective feeling experienced in response to a thought or other stimulus; mood, emotion, especially as demonstrated in external physical signs. [from 19th c.]
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(Usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
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(Slang) A straight, or conventional, person
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To surpass or exceed:
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To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
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Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.
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Fear, dislike, or hate of gays and lesbians.
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The definition of chauvinism refers to being excessively or overly loyal to your country, race or gender, often at the expense of others.
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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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Hatred or mistrust of men.
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Xenophobia is defined as an irrational fear of foreigners or of anything foreign.
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The state of being narrow-minded
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(Countable) a constriction
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The quality or state of being parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views).
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The state or quality of being small-minded.
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(Uncountable) The condition of being illiberal
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Smallness of spirit; pettiness.
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Enmity is defined as a deep and bitter hatred, usually shared between enemies.
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Plural form of blinder
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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
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