An opinion or judgment formed without due examination; prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient knowledge.
A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.
an opinion, usually negative, formed before getting to know someone...... back
A state of mind; a set of attitudes held by one person or group about another person or group, which casts the other in an inferior light despite the absence of legitimate or sufficient evidence.
The affective or attitudinal responses associated with stereotypes. go to glossary index
Unfavorable attitude toward members of certain groups outside one's own, especially racial or ethnic groups. (315)
Devaluing (looking down on) a group because of its assumed behavior, values, capabilities, attitudes, or other attributes.
A preconceived opinion.
1. Exerting bias and bigotry based on uniformed stereotypes. 2. An unfavorable attitude toward a group/person based on inaccurate and/or negative beliefs that are uniformly distributed among the individuals of the group.
The negative evaluation of another person, based on some general attribute such as sex, race or disability, rather than on their individual personality and worth.
a set of opinions, attitudes and feelings unfairly cast a group and its members in a negative light without legitimate reasons
The belief that members of a certain group are inferior because they are characterized by undesirable or less-valued traits or behaviors.
a negative, unfair opinion about a person or group of people, usually based on limited information or limited experience back
suspicion, intolerance, or irrational hatred of other races, creeds, regions, occupations, and so on.
When an act or decision affects a person's rights in a negative way.
The practice of making judgements or holding beliefs about people on the basis of assumptions about characteristics of the groups to which they belong rather than on the basis of personal knowledge about an individual.
a preconceived idea, usually unfavorable, about something, or an adverse judgment about someone or something, either in ignorance of the facts or direct contradiction of them, as when a person exhibits a prejudice against a specific racial group.
A strong attitude, opinion, or feeling formed about someone or a group of people without adequate knowledge or understanding. An opinion for or against something or someone without a good reason.
a hostile or negative attitude toward a distinguishable group of people, based solely on their membership in that group
Preconceived opinion or bias against, or in favour of, a person or thing, characterised by stereotypical views. It may be positive or negative, but is usually used to refer to negative attitudes towards a group or its individual members.
influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
a belief about something that is not based in reality, often on very strong feelings
a judgment based upon information, correct or not
a judgment or opinion reached before the facts are known or maintained long after the facts have changed
a judgment or opinion that you may have against something (or someone) really before all is known
a judgment that someone is in some way inferior because he or she is a member of a certain race, gender or other group
an attitude in a closed mind
an emotional pre-judgment that refuses to consider the demonstrable realities
an unfair or intolerant attitude toward a group of people based upon a stereotype
an unfavorable attitude toward some person, living thing, or inanimate object
a predisposition to judge groups of people or things either positively or negatively, even after the facts of a case indicate otherwise
a vagrant opinion without visible means of support
injury or damage resulting from some judgments or actions of another in disregard of one's rights.
Prejudice is a negative or hostile attitude toward a person or group formed without just or sufficient knowledge and based on negative stereotypes. Prejudice is the result of "prejudgment" and can lead to discrimination.
Bias; an attitude that favors one person or group over another; here, favoring: one sexual orientation and/or gender identity over any other; an attitude that usually leads to discrimination
Over-generalized, oversimplified, or exaggerated beliefs associated with a category or group of people which are not changed, even in the fact of contrary evidence. Any group can prejudge or be prejudiced toward another group.
A hostile opinion about a person or class of persons. Prejudice is socially learned and is grounded in misconceptions, misunderstanding, and inflexible generalizations.
An attitude or set of attitudes held toward a group that reflect a set of negative feelings, beliefs, and intentions to act unfavorably toward this group or members of this group.
an opinion or attitude that can be positive or negative but is often negative and aimed at people who are not cultural "insiders."
An opinion formed before the facts are known. In most cases these opinions are founded on suspicions, ignorance, and the irrational hatred of other races, religions, or nationalities.
A frame of mind which tends to prejudge a person, or a group, unfavourably, by attributing to every member of a group characteristics falsely attributed to the group as a whole. These unfavourable assumptions are frequently not recognized as such because of the frequency with which they are widely accepted, and are used to justify acts of discrimination.
A negative attitude directed toward people simply because they are members of a specific social group.
Negative beliefs or preferences that are generalized about a group that may lead to "prejudgment."
negative attitude towards other people that is based on faulty and inflexible stereotypes.
An adverse judgment about a person or group of people based on limited knowledge or stereotypes.
pre-judgement; bias; negative or hostile attitude (usually towards minority or outsider groups) based not on facts or individual experience but on group stereotypes
Negative feelings toward persons based on their membership in certain groups.
An attitude, opinion, or feeling formed without adequate prior knowledge, thought, or reason. Prejudice can be prejudgment for or against any individual, group, or object. Any individual or group can hold prejudice(s) towards another individual, group, or object.
A prejudgment made before all the facts are known. An opinion held in disregard of the facts that contradict the judgment. A suspicion, intolerance, or irrational hatred of other races, creeds, religions, ethnic groups, homosexuals, the poor, immigrants, etc.
A negative attitude toward a socially defined group and toward any person perceived to be a member of the group. Like biases, prejudice is a belief.
a judgment or opinion (often unfavorable and unreasonable) that is formed before all of the relevant evidence is known
A judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known. In most cases, these opinions are founded on suspicion, intolerance, and the irrational hatred of other races, religions, creeds, or nationalities.
a hostile attitude toward an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics
To pre-judge, or form an opinion, without knowing the facts: a feeling, unfavorable or favorable, toward a person or thing prior to, or not based on, actual experience. A prejudice, unlike a simple misconception, is actively resistant to new evidence.
Prejudice is pre-judging, making a decision about a person or group of people without sufficient knowledge. Prejudicial thinking is frequently based on stereotypes.
an attitude, usually negative, toward others, based on their membership in particular groups. (610)
suspicion, unfavorable judgment, or hatred of other races, religions, etc.
is an opinion, prejudgment or attitude about a group or its individual members. A prejudice can be positive, but in our usage refers to a negative attitude. Prejudices are often accompanied by ignorance, fear or hatred. Prejudices are formed by a complex psychological process that begins with attachment to a close circle of acquaintances or an "in-group" such as a family. Prejudice is often aimed at "out-groups."
A mental state or attitude of pre-judging (generally unfavourably), attributing to that person characteristics which arc attributed to a group of which the person is a member. Types of prejudice include: Ethnocentrism toward members of ethnic or cultural groups, usually not one's own; Racism toward members of racial groups, usually not one's own. Sexism, Regionalism, Fanatacism, Ageism, Classism are similarly defined by gender, region, religion, age and social class groups.
A closed-minded prejudging of a person or group as negative or inferior, even without personal knowledge of that group or person, and often contrary to reason or fats; unreasonable, unfair, and hostile attitudes toward people.
a judgment (usually negative) made without reasonable knowledge or experience of the thing or person being judged
A state of mind; a set of attitudes held by one person or group about another, tending to cast the other in an inferior light, despite the absence of legitimate or sufficient evidence; means literally to "pre-judge"; considered irrational and very resistant to change, because concrete evidence that contradicts the prejudice is usually dismissed as exceptional. Frequently, prejudices are not recognized as false or unsound assumptions and, through repetition, come to be accepted as common sense notions and, when backed with power, result in acts of discrimination and oppression against a group or individual.
A negative attitude based on faulty generalizations about members of selected racial and ethnic groups.
An unfairly biased and intolerant attitude toward others who belong to an out-group.
Negative feelings toward a group. Derived from 'pre-judgment,' usually implies negative feelings not based on adequate or valid data about the group. See also attitude, discrimination, stereotype.
Prejudice is, as the name implies, the process of "pre-judging" something. It implies coming to a judgment on a subject before learning where the preponderance of evidence actually lies, or forming a judgment without direct experience. Holding a politically unpopular view is not in itself prejudice, and politically popular views are not necessarily free of prejudice.