- the state of being prepossessed.
- a prejudice, especially one in favor of a person or thing.
Origin of prepossession
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Related Words for prepossessionenthrallment, immersion, hang-up, engagement, fascination, engrossment, holding, involvement, concentration, preoccupation, occupation, captivation, intentness, bent, tendency, mind-set, penchant, viewpoint, tendentiousness, tilt
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Historical Examples of prepossession
But this only subjected me to reproach, as having a prepossession in his favour which I would not own.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
It may take him two or three years to come even on it; but it is a prepossession with him.Her Father's Daughter
She was then pleased to charge me with prepossession and prejudice.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Hadn't he usually in his heart a prepossession for some young lady?
Hadn't he usually a prepossession in his heart for some young lady?
- the state or condition of being prepossessed
- a prejudice or bias, esp a favourable one
1640s, noun of action from prepossess (v.).