prejudiced

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
  1. adjective
    being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
    “a prejudiced judge”
    synonyms: discriminatory
    homophobic
    prejudiced against homosexual people
    jaundiced
    showing or affected by prejudice or envy or distaste
    loaded
    (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
    sexist
    discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women)
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    Antonyms:
    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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  2. adjective
    emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices
    Synonyms:
    subjective
    taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
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