1 an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions" [syn: prepossession, parti pris, preconceived opinion, preconceived idea, preconceived notion]
2 a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation [syn: bias, prejudice]
- An opinion formed before obtaining adequate evidence, especially as the result of bias or prejudice.
- A prejudice that prevents rational consideration of an issue.
an opinion considered beforehand with adequate evidence
- Japanese: 予想 (よそう, yosō)
- Japanese: 偏見 (へんけん, henken)
assumption, bent, bias, delusion, favoritism, forejudgment, idee fixe, illusion, inclination, jaundice, jaundiced eye, leaning, one-sidedness, parti pris, partialism, partiality, partisanship, preapprehension, preconclusion, preconsideration, predecision, predetermination, predilection, predisposition, prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice, premature judgment, prenotion, prepossession, presumption, presupposal, presupposition, presurmise, twist, undetachment, undispassionateness