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prejudice

1. A preconceived judgment or opinion formed without factual knowledge.
2. Irrational hostility, hatred, or suspicion of a particular group, race, or religion.

prejudice

The maintenance of an adverse opinion about a person or class of persons in spite of evidence to the contrary. This is a common characteristic of the human being and is linked with the habit of arguing illogically from the particular to the general and the tendency to irrational chauvinism.
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The BHA today announced it had called a hearing to consider whether the reported comments "were prejudicial to the good reputation of horseracing".
Lack of common language leads to distrust and miscommunication, and is ammunition for continued universal prejudicial behavior.
It is alleged that on January 21 for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state he communicated information to another person that could be useful to an enemy.
Jurors needed to be properly warned about ignoring prejudicial material that might come to their attention," the report quoted Clark, as saying.
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu of Gloucester Rugby was banned for three weeks after being found guilty of two charges of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game contrary to Rule 5.
The remarks that people were making were very discriminatory, prejudicial and stigmatizing toward individuals with mental illness.
This mission, he said, is meant to clarify the facts reported recently by the media saying that the headquarters include a secret detention center and was the scene of several serious human rights violations prejudicial to human dignity.
Old Coventrians' Callum McCluskey also admitted a charge of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or game by trampling on an opponent during the match.
On July 12 the Department of National Defence announced that Brigadier-General Daniel Menard was being charged with obstruction of justice under the Criminal Code of Canada, and with two counts of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline as per the Queen's Regulations and Orders.
At a hearing of the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority, Reynolds admitted being in breach of violent conduct and acting in a manner prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of racing in Britain.
Suggesting that disclosing the nature of Venables's breach of probation could be prejudicial is a smokescreen, pure and simple.
SARACENS director of rugby Brendan Venter has been found guilty of "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union" for comments he made about Guinness Premiership referee David Rose.