preconceived notion

preconceived notions

Definitions of preconceived notion
  1. noun
    an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    synonyms: parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession
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    type of:
    opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view
    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
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