“It really feels like a rule from yesterday, full of prejudice,” Schmidt says.
Her references to Pride and prejudice are blatant and playful.
Yet Wall Street, for its first 200 years, remained a WASP preserve, where prejudice was practiced openly.
Pike was engaged to her Pride & prejudice director Joe Wright—but the wedding was called off in 2008.
Being anti-gay started to look more and more like a prejudice—or worse.
There's a thousand years of prejudice and bigotry concentrated in you.
But he may prejudice his father against you, and get you discharged.
I began to think she had a prejudice against my uncle Silas.
The mate had done what he could to prejudice the captain against the boy he hated.
Its attitude towards Chinese and Mongols showed no prejudice and was dictated by policy.
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.)