preconceived+opinion

  • 1 preconceived opinion — noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions • Syn: ↑preconception, ↑prepossession, ↑parti pris, ↑preconceived idea, ↑preconceived notion • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 2 preconceived idea — noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions • Syn: ↑preconception, ↑prepossession, ↑parti pris, ↑preconceived opinion, ↑preconceived notion • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 3 preconceived notion — noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence (Freq. 1) he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions • Syn: ↑preconception, ↑prepossession, ↑parti pris, ↑preconceived opinion, ↑preconceived idea …

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  • 4 preconceived — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an idea or opinion) formed before having evidence for its truth or usefulness …

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  • 5 preconceived — [[t]pri͟ːkənsi͟ːvd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If you have preconceived ideas about something, you have already formed an opinion about it before you have enough information or experience. Five minutes after he had arrived for the interview, I had abandoned… …

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  • 6 Preconceived — Preconceive Pre con*ceive , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preconceiving}.] To conceive, or form an opinion of, beforehand; to form a previous notion or idea of. [1913 Webster] In a dead plain the way seemeth the longer,… …

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  • 7 preconceived — pre|con|ceived [ ,prikənsivd ] adjective a preconceived idea or opinion is formed before you have a lot of information, experience, or evidence and is therefore probably wrong …

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  • 8 preconceived — UK [ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd] / US [ˌprɪkənˈsɪvd] adjective a preconceived idea or opinion is formed before you have a lot of information, experience, or evidence and is therefore probably wrong …

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  • 9 preconceived — [ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd] adj a preconceived idea or opinion is formed before you have all the facts …

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  • 10 preconceived — adjective (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice (Freq. 1) certain preconceived notions • Participle of verb: ↑conceive …

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  • 11 preconceived — prɪːkÉ™n sɪːvd adj. considered in advance, presupposed; determined in advance, decided in advance based on prejudice (about an opinion) pre·con·ceive || ‚prɪːkÉ™n sɪːv v. consider in advance, presuppose; form an opinion in advance,… …

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  • 12 preconceived — adjective (of an idea or opinion) formed prior to having evidence for its truth or usefulness. Derivatives preconception noun …

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  • 13 Public Opinion — Quotation That the manufacture of consent is capable of great refinements no one, I think, denies. The process by which public opinions arise is certainly no less intricate than it has appeared in these pages, and the opportunities for… …

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  • 14 prejudice — prej·u·dice 1 / pre jə dəs/ n [Old French, from Latin praejudicium previous judgment, damage, from prae before + judicium judgment] 1: injury or detriment to one s legal rights or claims (as from the action of another): as a: substantial… …

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  • 15 bias — bi·as / bī əs/ n: a personal and often unreasoned judgment for or against one side in a dispute: prejudice a judge disqualified because of bias Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 16 Descartes: metaphysics and the philosophy of mind — John Cottingham THE CARTESIAN PROJECT Descartes is rightly regarded as one of the inaugurators of the modern age, and there is no doubt that his thought profoundly altered the course of Western philosophy. In no area has this influence been more… …

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  • 17 prepossession — noun 1. the condition of being prepossessed the king s prepossession in my favor is very valuable • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status 2. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions • Syn:… …

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  • 18 prejudiced — predÊ’É™dɪst adj. biased, having preconceived opinions, predisposed to a particular viewpoint prej·u·dice || predÊ’ÊŠdɪs n. preconceived opinion, bias; prejudgment, sentence passed before proper examination of the circumstances v. express a… …

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  • 19 prejudice — prej·u·dice || predÊ’ÊŠdɪs n. preconceived opinion, bias; prejudgment, sentence passed before proper examination of the circumstances v. express a preconceived opinion, express one s biases; infringe on someone s rights, injure the rights of… …

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  • 20 prejudices — prej·u·dice || predÊ’ÊŠdɪs n. preconceived opinion, bias; prejudgment, sentence passed before proper examination of the circumstances v. express a preconceived opinion, express one s biases; infringe on someone s rights, injure the rights of… …

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