verb (used with object), prej·u·diced, prej·u·dic·ing.
Origin of prejudice
Examples from the Web for prejudiced
Any person or group can be prejudiced against another group, for any reason and based on any characteristic.
But religion also compels us to fight the unjust, prejudiced systems that cause and perpetuate that misfortune.
His prejudiced views are simply not those a company like Mozilla wants to be associated with.In Gay Rights Fights, Bullies Love to Play the Victim|Tim Teeman|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was eloquent in defense of religious pluralism when asked about the prejudiced pastor who attacked his Mormon faith.
Second only to Ron Perlman as Vincent, I'd say, but then, I'm prejudiced.
It is not to be supposed that he has been without partisan and prejudiced views of public questions.The History of Peru|Henry S. Beebe
I trust nobody will be prejudiced against me when I confess that I see the fair one of my dreams in the shop-windows.
I am crabbed and prejudiced and critical, and I dislike irregularity.Short Stories of Various Types|Various
They are the record of a stubborn, prejudiced, well-trained musician and well-read man, one who was not devoid of irony.Old Fogy|James Huneker
He has enemies here, as I see all too plainly, and they have prejudiced mother against him, and she has forbidden my seeing him.From the Ranks|Charles King
Word Origin for prejudice
c.1300, "despite, contempt," from Old French prejudice "prejudice, damage" (13c.), from Medieval Latin prejudicium "injustice," from Latin praeiudicium "prior judgment," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + iudicium "judgment," from iudex (genitive iudicis) "a judge" (see judge (v.)). Meaning "injury, physical harm" is mid-14c., as is legal sense "detriment or damage caused by the violation of a legal right." Meaning "preconceived opinion" (especially but not necessarily unfavorable) is from late 14c. in English.
mid-15c., "to injure or be detrimental to," from prejudice (n.). The meaning "to affect or fill with prejudice" is from c.1600. Related: Prejudiced; prejudicing.
A hostile opinion about some person or class of persons. Prejudice is socially learned and is usually grounded in misconception, misunderstanding, and inflexible generalizations. In particular, African-Americans have been victims of prejudice on a variety of social, economic, and political levels. (See civil rights movement and segregation.)