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Meaning & Definition of Prejudice in English

English

Prejudice

/prɛʤədɪs/

noun

1. A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

    synonym:
  • bias
  • ,
  • prejudice
  • ,
  • preconception

verb

1. Disadvantage by prejudice

    synonym:
  • prejudice

2. Influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

    synonym:
  • prejudice
  • ,
  • prepossess

Examples of using

Talk of prejudice typically suggests racism, but that's not the only prejudice spread by the media. Other victims include Jews, Palestinians, Asians, poor people, homosexuals, handicapped persons, and--especially--women.
Yet education is the only factor that can inhibit prejudice, be it between ethnicity or gender.
Intellectually we know prejudice is wrong.