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prejudice

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈpredʒ·ə·dɪs/
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  us   /ˌpredʒ·əˈdɪʃ·əl/
An official investigation would have a prejudicial effect on the company’s reputation.

prejudice

verb [T]  us   /ˈpredʒ·ə·dɪs/
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.
Translations of “prejudice”
in Arabic تَحامُل…
in Korean 편견…
in Malaysian prasangka…
in French préjugé…
in Turkish önyargı, peşin hüküm…
in Italian pregiudizio, preconcetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成見,偏見,歧視…
in Russian предубеждение, предрассудок…
in Polish uprzedzenia, uprzedzenie…
in Vietnamese thành kiến…
in Spanish prejuicio…
in Portuguese preconceito…
in Thai อคติ…
in German das Vorurteil…
in Catalan prejudici(s)…
in Japanese 偏見, (人種や宗教への)嫌悪感…
in Indonesian prasangka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成见,偏见,歧视…
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