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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 wonderful thing I love about Pride and Prejudice, and why you should, too, is that as the forerunner of all modern "romance" novels, it is less about romance and more a story of self-discovery framed as a romance novel.
The head of the committee, Disy's Stella Kyriakidou, said HIV carriers faced a lot of prejudice, fear, discrimination and stigmatisation, mainly at work and to a lesser extent in society.
The commission intends to develop and run questions that could be used for a national barometer of prejudice and discrimination.
When we make our world smaller by allowing prejudice to dictate how we think and feel, we lose even more our active intelligence and limit our potential for greater intelligence.
A VERY interesting article in the Western Mail yesterday by Martin Shipton, regarding a report by Professor Scully on levels of prejudice in Wales.
DISTURBINGLY high levels of prejudice against minority groups in Wales including refugees, Muslims and Eastern Europeans have been revealed in a newly published opinion survey.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a tongue-in-cheek re-imagining of Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", in which a horrific plague has descended upon the English village of Meryton, and the dead rise from their graves to devour the living
He urged lawmakers to consider the decree-law with utmost national responsibility that marks the executive and legislature, pointing out that the text does not prejudice Islamic precepts in any way, nor does it trespass on Bahrain's sovereignty.
Tileaga focuses on the intensity and diversity of prejudice against the Romani people in the context of a progressive, liberal Europe that touts the creed of law, justice and freedom for all.
This Ramadan, Coca-Cola said it hopes to tackle societal prejudice by inspiring the Middle East to remove the labels they put on people.
Prejudice has been a focus of national attention in the aftermath of arrests involving excessive and deadly force by police officers against racial minorities.
Since Allport's classic and definitive work (Allport, 1954) racial prejudice has been recognized as a serious problem in American society.