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prejudice

prej·u·dice

prejudice

 
pronunciation:
pre j dihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an opinion that is formed without knowing or understanding all the facts.
She has a prejudice against people who like to hunt.
similar words:
opinion
definition 2: hatred or bad treatment of a person or group without cause or reason, usually based on appearance or religion.
There are laws that protect people from acts of prejudice.
similar words:
discrimination
derivation: prejudiced (adj.)
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  belief, hate, tradition
Word Parts
The word prejudice contains the following part:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-