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1    an opinion formed beforehand, esp. an unfavourable one based on inadequate facts  
2    the act or condition of holding such opinions  
3    intolerance of or dislike for people of a specific race, religion, etc.  
4    disadvantage or injury resulting from prejudice  
5    in (or to) the prejudice of   to the detriment of  
6    without prejudice     (Law)   without dismissing or detracting from an existing right or claim  
      vb   tr  
7    to cause to be prejudiced  
8    to disadvantage or injure by prejudice  
     (C13: from Old French préjudice, from Latin praejudicium a preceding judgment, disadvantage, from prae before + judicium trial, sentence, from judex a judge)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    bias, jaundiced eye, partiality, preconceived notion, preconception, prejudgment, warp  
2    bigotry, chauvinism, discrimination, injustice, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, racism, sexism, unfairness  
3    damage, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, impairment, loss, mischief  
4    bias, colour, distort, influence, jaundice, poison, predispose, prepossess, slant, sway, warp  
5    damage, harm, hinder, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, undermine  

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prejudice or discrimination against people who are fat
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