Prejudice
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Prejudice [prej-uh-dis]

NOUN, VERB

Noun

  • Damage resulting from action or judgment of someone in disregard of one'
  • s rights.
  • An unfavourable feeling or opinion formed beforehand without any reason or knowledge.
  • Any preconceived notions or opinions.
  • Unreasonable dislike of a particular group of people.

Verb

  • To damage by judgment or opinion.
  • To affect with a favourable or unfavourable prejudice.
Example

"I was influenced by the bad image of the new CEO and thus prejudiced against him."

"Racial prejudice affects many communities at various levels."

Synonyms

Noun: Animosity, Bias, Chauvinism, Discrimination, Injustice, Intolerance, Preconception, Racism, Sexism, Predilection, Nonobjectiveness, Tendentiousness

Verb: Bias, Distort, Harm, Hinder, Prejudge, Skew, Poison, Turn, Predispose, Slant

Antonyms

Noun: Fairness, Impartiality, Love, Tolerance, Approval, Esteem, Fondness, Happiness, Neutrality, Objectivity

Verb: Aid, Assist, Cure, Leave Alone, Fix, Heal, Mend, Straighten, Regard, Respect, Approve, Tolerate

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