preconception

Definitions of preconception
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n an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

“he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions
Synonyms:
parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, prepossession
Type of:
opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

n a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

Synonyms:
bias, prejudice
Types:
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taboo, tabu
a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
irrational hostility
extreme prejudice
experimenter bias
(psychology) bias introduced by an experimenter whose expectations about the outcome of the experiment can be subtly communicated to the participants in the experiment
homophobia
prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality
Islamophobia
prejudice against Muslims
racism
the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
tendentiousness
an intentional and controversial bias
anti-Semitism, antisemitism
the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people
white supremacy
the prejudice that members of the white race are superior to members of other races
Type of:
partiality, partisanship
an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

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