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Definition of Prejudice

Prejudice

  1. Foresight.
  2. An opinion or judgment formed without due examination; prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient knowledge.
  3. A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
  4. Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
  5. To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.
  6. To obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to impair; as, to prejudice a good cause.

Prejudice Quotations

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Haile Selassie

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
Tim Holden

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou

Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child.
Don King

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Prejudice Translations

prejudice in Danish is fordom
prejudice in Dutch is vooroordeel, vooringenomenheid
prejudice in German is Vorurteil, Vorurteil, Schaden
prejudice in Italian is pregiudizio
prejudice in Portuguese is preconceito
prejudice in Spanish is prejuicio, preocupacion
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