preconceived notion

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Noun1.preconceived notion - an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"
opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
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You have more preconceived notions than any man I ever met.
And just as zero pops up instead of the number, so does our affinity come along and upset all our preconceived notions of the type of girl we should like to marry.
And with my head full of preconceived notions as to how a case of "cannibalism and suffering at sea" should be managed I said--"You were then so lucky in the drawing of lots?
According to them, Kariuki's conviction might have given the judge a preconceived notion of the case, and that the hearing is only a formality.
Professor Geoff Beattie who conducted the research said: "Historically, there has been a preconceived notion that Britain isn't a very touchy-feely nation but the results of this study suggests otherwise.
13) is an example of the preconceived notion that humans are the only animals that .
Painstakingly made from hand-cut paper and card and bits that were bought from cake shops and supermarkets, the cake's craftiness aims to evoke a fictional filmic dreamscape of London, which, in Lim's words, 'places familiar locations into unexpected environments, transforming our preconceived notion of each chosen location and the city.
It's a dangerous preconceived notion that the referees seem to be buying into.
I don't like it when people come to see PNB with a preconceived notion of what ballet is.
In that context, says Bohr, "Gruner can be a much easier sell than Reisling, because it carries fewer connotations, and people don't have that preconceived notion of sweetness.
JM: I don't think I ever had a preconceived notion of where I should be at any particular point in my life.
Despite the fact that women are increasingly electing to pursue non-traditional roles, there still tends to be a generation gap with gender attitudes - a preconceived notion that a women's place is not in the depths of a mine or out in a quarry, she says.