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prejudice

noun [C/U]  /ˈpredʒ·ə·dɪs/ us  
an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling formed without enough thought or knowledge: [U] racial prejudice [C] The experience merely confirmed all his prejudices about living in the city.
prejudicial
adjective  /ˌpredʒ·əˈdɪʃ·əl/ us  
An official investigation would have a prejudicial effect on the company’s reputation.

prejudice

verb [T]  /ˈpredʒ·ə·dɪs/ us  
to unfairly influence a person or matter so that an unreasonable opinion or decision results: Both sides pledged not to do anything to prejudice the final outcome.
(Definition of prejudice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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