Meaning of PREJUDICED in English
prej ‧ u ‧ diced /ˈpredʒədəst, ˈpredʒʊdəst/ BrE AmE adjective
1 . having an unreasonable dislike of someone or something, especially a dislike of a group of people who belong to a different race, sex, or religion – used to show disapproval:
Some officers were racially prejudiced.
an intolerant and prejudiced man
The early Christian church was prejudiced against the Jews.
Environmentalists are prejudiced against the dam.
2 . seriously affected by a bad situation:
The council must provide housing for young people whose welfare is seriously prejudiced.
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■ treating people unfairly because of their race, sex, age etc
▪ prejudiced treating someone unfairly and having an unreasonable dislike of them because of their race, sex etc, or because they are old, disabled etc:
The media had very prejudiced attitudes towards disabled people.
I don’t want to sound prejudiced, but I do think women are better at this type of job.
▪ racist treating someone unfairly because of their race:
Children pick up racist attitudes from their parents.
▪ sexist treating someone unfairly because of their sex:
He had made sexist comments to several women in the office.
The show was about two female inspectors who had trouble with their sexist bosses.
▪ ageist treating someone unfairly because of their age – used especially when old people are unfairly treated:
Ageist attitudes result in older people being discriminated against in the workplace.
▪ homophobic treating someone unfairly because they are homosexual:
Many of his songs are homophobic.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012