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prejudice

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpredʒ.ʊ.dɪs/ us  
B2 an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge: Laws against racial prejudice must be strictly enforced. [+ that] The campaign aims to dispel the prejudice that AIDS is confined to the homosexual community. He claims that prejudice against homosexuals would cease overnight if all the gay stars in the country were honest about their sexuality. without prejudice to sth formal or specialized If a decision or action is made without prejudice to a right or claim, it is made without having an effect on that right or claim: My client accepts the formal apology without prejudice to any further legal action she may decide to take.

prejudice

verb [T] uk   /ˈpredʒ.ʊ.dɪs/ us  
Someone or something that prejudices you influences you unfairly so that you form an unreasonable opinion about something: His comments may have prejudiced the voters against her. formal Something or someone that prejudices something else has a harmful influence on it: The fact that you were late all this week may prejudice your chances of getting a promotion.
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