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prejudicenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpredʒ·ə·dɪs/
an ​unfair and ​unreasonableopinion or ​feelingformed without enough ​thought or ​knowledge: [U] racial prejudice [C] The ​experiencemerelyconfirmed all his prejudices about ​living in the ​city.
prejudicial
adjective  us   /ˌpredʒ·əˈdɪʃ·əl/
An ​officialinvestigation would have a prejudicial ​effect on the company’s ​reputation.

prejudiceverb [T]

 us   /ˈpredʒ·ə·dɪs/
to ​unfairlyinfluence a ​person or ​matter so that an ​unreasonableopinion or ​decisionresults: Both ​sides pledged not to do anything to prejudice the ​finaloutcome.
(Definition of prejudice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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prejudicenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpredʒ.ə.dɪs/  us   /ˈpredʒ.ə.dɪs/
B2 an ​unfair and ​unreasonableopinion or ​feeling, ​especially when ​formed without enough ​thought or ​knowledge: Laws against racial prejudice must be ​strictlyenforced. [+ that] The ​campaignaims to ​dispel the prejudice thatAIDS is ​confined to the ​homosexualcommunity. He ​claims that prejudice againsthomosexuals would ​ceaseovernight if all the ​gaystars in the ​country were ​honest about ​theirsexuality.
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 ​clientaccepts the ​formalapology without prejudice to any ​furtherlegalaction she may ​decide to take.

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prejudiceverb [T]

uk   /ˈpredʒ.ə.dɪs/  us   /ˈpredʒ.ə.dɪs/
Someone or something that prejudices you ​influences you ​unfairly so that you ​form an ​unreasonableopinion about something: His ​comments may have prejudiced the ​voters against her.
formal Something or someone that prejudices something ​else has a ​harmfulinfluence on it: The ​fact that you were late all this ​week may prejudice ​yourchances of getting a ​promotion.
(Definition of prejudice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prejudicenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈpredʒədɪs/
an ​unreasonableopinion, especially about a particular ​group of ​people, that is ​formed without ​thought or ​knowledge: prejudice against sb/sth The prejudice against ​hiring someone 50 or older is unsound, because of the ​value, wisdom, and ​experience older ​peoplebring to the ​workforce. racial/religious prejudice
with prejudice
LAW if a decision or ​action is made with prejudice to a ​right, you have ​lost that ​right: The ​governmentagreed to ​dismiss the ​criminalcharges with prejudice, ​meaning that they cannot be refiled.with prejudice to sth The ​case shall be ​dismissed with prejudice to the refiling of the same or similar cause of ​action.
without prejudice
LAW if a decision or ​action is made without prejudice to a ​right, you continue to have that ​right: Three days later, she ​asked for a ​dismissal without prejudice, ​meaning that she can re-file at any ​time.without prejudice to sth The ​originalcontract of ​sale is ​rescinded, but without prejudice to any ​claim that the ​seller may have for ​damages.

prejudiceverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈpredʒədɪs/
to ​unfairlyinfluence someone or something, so that an ​unreasonableopinion or decision is the ​result: prejudice sb against sb/sth His comments may have prejudiced the ​voters against her.
to have a harmful ​influence on something: The ​absence of ​experttestimony prejudiced her ​defense.
(Definition of prejudice from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prejudice”
in Korean 편견…
in Arabic تَحامُل…
in Malaysian prasangka…
in French préjugé…
in Russian предубеждение, предрассудок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成見,偏見,歧視…
in Italian pregiudizio, preconcetto…
in Turkish önyargı, peşin hüküm…
in Polish uprzedzenia, uprzedzenie…
in Spanish prejuicio…
in Vietnamese thành kiến…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 成见,偏见,歧视…
in Indonesian prasangka…
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