- an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
- any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
- unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
- such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending.
- damage or injury; detriment: a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.
—verb (used with object), prej·u·diced, prej·u·dic·ing.
- to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable: His honesty and sincerity prejudiced us in his favor.