preconceived


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pre·con·ceive

 (prē′kən-sēv′)
tr.v. pre·con·ceived, pre·con·ceiv·ing, pre·con·ceives
To form (an opinion, for example) before possessing full or adequate knowledge or experience.

preconceived

(ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd)
adj
formed beforehand before one has enough information about something or knowledge of it, and therefore probably wrong; conceived ahead in time: a preconceived idea.
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Adj.1.preconceived - (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice; "certain preconceived notions"

preconceived

adjective presumed, premature, predetermined, presupposed, prejudged, forejudged preconceived notions about what we want from life
Translations

preconceived

[ˈpriːkənˈsiːvd] ADJpreconcebido

preconceived

[ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd] adj [idea] → préconçu(e)

preconceived

adj opinion, ideavorgefasst; to have preconceived ideas about somethingeine vorgefasste Meinung zu etw haben

preconceived

[ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd] adj (idea) → preconcetto/a
References in classic literature ?
In this way, without any preconceived intention, a body of epic poetry was built up by various writers which covered the whole Trojan story.
But there is no species of self-hypnotism equal to that of a man who gazes persistently at a photograph with the preconceived idea that he is in love with the original of it.
There is something--a something, Monsieur Frederic Larsan, much graver than the misuse of logic the disposition of mind in some detectives which makes them, in perfect good faith, twist logic to the necessities of their preconceived ideas.
Candor will oblige us to admit that even such men may be actuated by upright intentions; and it cannot be doubted that much of the opposition which has made its appearance, or may hereafter make its appearance, will spring from sources, blameless at least, if not respectable -- the honest errors of minds led astray by preconceived jealousies and fears.
All this strangely conflicted with Betts' preconceived opinion of a French woman's selfishness, and, while he was disposed to believe his adored perfection, he almost feared it was a trick.
He had preconceived ideas about everything, and his idea about Americans was that they should be engineers or mechanics.
Jane's alertness in moving, proved her as ready as her aunt had preconceived.
The water foamed as it fell in rapids and cataracts, which confirmed the doctor in his preconceived ideas on the subject.
Nor did it precisely comport with my preconceived ideas of the dignity of divine messengers," remarked Professor Porter, "when the--ah--gentleman tied two highly respectable and erudite scholars neck to neck and dragged them through the jungle as though they had been cows.
For in the first hour of meeting you, I had an impression of your eminent and perhaps exclusive fitness to supply that need (connected, I may say, with such activity of the affections as even the preoccupations of a work too special to be abdicated could not uninterruptedly dissimulate); and each succeeding opportunity for observation has given the impression an added depth by convincing me more emphatically of that fitness which I had preconceived, and thus evoking more decisively those affections to which I have but now referred.
Evidently it was no less difficult for him to readjust his preconceived conclusions than it is for most human beings; but finally the idea percolated--which it might never have done had he been a man, or I might qualify that statement by saying had he been some men.
You have more preconceived notions than any man I ever met.