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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

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
Andre Gide

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 worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough.
Nina Simone

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

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
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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