If you've decided that you don't like or trust someone before you've actually met them, you're prejudiced. It's unfortunately common to have prejudiced views of people who are different from you.

It's prejudiced to have negative opinions about people because of their gender, religion, skin color, or the language they speak. It's equally prejudiced to say things like "She can't be very smart — her family is poor" or "They are so old, there's no way they'll think this movie is funny." Each of these statements reveals an unfair, preconceived idea of what someone is like based on one personal characteristic.

Definitions of prejudiced

adj being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand

“a prejudiced judge”
prejudiced against homosexual people
showing or affected by prejudice or envy or distaste
(of statements or questions) charged with associative significance and often meant to mislead or influence
anti-Semite, antiblack, racist
discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion
discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women)
impartial, unprejudiced
free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
color-blind, colour-blind, nonracist
unprejudiced about race
open, receptive
ready or willing to receive favorably
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adj emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices

taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

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