View synonyms for preconceived


[ pree-kuhn-seevd ]


  1. (of an idea, opinion, etc.) formed beforehand, as before seeing evidence or as a result of a previously held prejudice:

    By challenging preconceived ideas about how things should be done, an outsider to the business can often identify helpful new strategies.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of preconceive.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of preconceived1

First recorded in 1575–85; preconceive ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; preconceive ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb
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Example Sentences

It’s not difficult to read that and argue that Barrett might have preconceived notions about the law’s constitutionality.

Curry’s quick release and off-ball gravity blew up preconceived notions about what was possible on the court.

They have a preconceived idea of who should be driving that truck.

My hope with this film is that people will join the discussion and not just retain their preconceived notions.

I would set aside any preconceived notions I had about the environment I needed in which to write.

Porn For Women, however, strays away from the typical preconceived notion of the explicit content beloved by the male species.

And with any preconceived narrative, comes a set of expectations.

It is therefore an obligation cast upon a writer to treat these preconceived notions with the utmost tenderness and respect.

The club was an experiment, and it must not start with preconceived plans; its life must be one of evolution.

And he was afraid that a method preconceived would give him two points of view in a crisis—and two points of view meant wavering.

But Dorothy—Dorothy Dormouse, as he liked to call her—set these preconceived notions at defiance.

And the ancients looked out for facts to support some preconceived theory, from which they reasoned syllogistically.





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