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prej•u•dice(ˈprɛdʒ ə dɪs)
n., v. -diced, -dic•ing. n.
prejudice- Originally meant harm or injury caused to a person resulting from a disregard for their rights; it is from Latin, meaning "to judge beforehand."
a jaundiced eye A prejudiced perspective or point of view; a skeptical, critical attitude; distorted vision that perceives everything as faulty, inferior, or undesirable. The disease of jaundice gives a yellowish cast to the whites of the eyes. This phrase is based on the assumption that everything appears “yellow”—i.e., negative, distorted—to such eyes.
All seems infected that the infected spy,
As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
(Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709)
look through blue glasses To see things in a preconceived, usually distorted light; to be biased, to be unable to see things for what they are. This expression plays on the negative connotations often carried by the color “blue.” The image of spectacles gives tangible form to the nonmaterial prejudice which colors one’s perceptions.
nothing like leather An expression mocking one who has a chauvinistic attitude toward his own craft or field. Attributed to an Aesop fable, nothing like leather was popularized by the following anonymous verse which explains its origin.
A town feared a siege, and held consultation
Which was the best method of fortification;
A grave, skilful mason said in his opinion
Nothing but stone could secure the dominion.
A carpenter said, “Though that was well spoke,
It was better by far to defend it with oak.”
A currier, wiser than both these together,
Said, “Try what you please, there’s nothing like leather.”
Past participle: prejudiced
|Noun||1.||prejudice - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation|
taboo, tabu - a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
irrational hostility - extreme prejudice
experimenter bias - (psychology) bias introduced by an experimenter whose expectations about the outcome of the experiment can be subtly communicated to the participants in the experiment
homophobia - prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality
Islamophobia - prejudice against Muslims; "Muslim intellectuals are afraid of growing Islamophobia in the West"
racism - the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
tendentiousness - an intentional and controversial bias
|Verb||1.||prejudice - disadvantage by prejudice|
justice - judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
|2.||prejudice - influence (somebody's) opinion in advance|
bias - influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
there's a lot of racial prejudice → hay muchos prejuicios raciales
prejudice against women is widespread → los prejuicios machistas son moneda corriente
to have a prejudice against/in favour of sth/sb → estar predispuesto en contra de/a favor de algo/algn
we all have our prejudices → todos tenemos nuestros prejuicios
he is quite without prejudice in this matter → sobre esto no tiene ningún prejuicio
That's just a prejudice → C'est juste un préjugé.
He had encountered a lot of prejudice → Il s'est heurté à beaucoup de préjugés.
racial prejudice → préjugés raciaux
prejudice against sb → les préjugés contre qn
prejudice against women → les préjugés contre les femmes
prejudice in favour of sb → le préjugé en faveur de qn
his prejudice against sb/sth → i suoi pregiudizi nei riguardi di qn/qc