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prejudice

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What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
John Gay
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English

Etymology

Old French, from Latin praejudicium - previous judgment, damage.
prae- before + judicium judgment

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
prejudice

Plural
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  1. An adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
  2. Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.
  3. An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.
  4. The damage caused by such fear or hatred.

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Verb

(transitive)

Infinitive
to prejudice

Third person singular
prejudic

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to prejudice (third-person singular simple present prejudic, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.
  2. To cause prejudice.

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