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  • 1 Prepossession — Pre pos*ses sion, n. [1913 Webster] 1. Preoccupation; prior possession. Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression, already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression; bias; generally, but not always …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 prepossession — index compulsion (obsession), foregone conclusion, inequity, partiality, preconception, predetermination, predilection …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 prepossession — partiality, prejudice, bias, *predilection Analogous words: bent, turn, knack, aptitude, *gift: ieaning, penchant: predisposition, inclination (see corresponding verbs at INCLINE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 prepossession — noun 1. the condition of being prepossessed the king s prepossession in my favor is very valuable • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status 2. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions • Syn:… …

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  • 5 prepossession — noun Date: 1648 1. archaic prior possession 2. an attitude, belief, or impression formed beforehand ; prejudice 3. an exclusive concern with one idea or object ; preoccupation Synonyms: see predilection …

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  • 6 prepossession — prepossessionary, adj. /pree peuh zesh euhn/, n. 1. the state of being prepossessed. 2. a prejudice, esp. one in favor of a person or thing. [1640 50; PRE + POSSESSION] Syn. 2. predilection, liking, bias, interest. * * * …

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  • 7 prepossession — noun /pɹiːpəˈzɛʃən/ a) Preoccupation; having possession beforehand. The spontaneous intellect of man always defines the divine which it feels in ways that harmonise with its temporary intellectual prepossessions. b) A preconceived opinion, or… …

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  • 8 prepossession — Synonyms and related words: adoption, adverse possession, affinity, alodium, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, bag, bent, bias, burgage, chosen kind, claim, colonization, colony, complex, compulsion, conquest, cup of tea, de facto, de jure,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 prepossession — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Preoccupation] Syn. dreaming, pastime, problem; see distraction 2 . 2. [Bias] Syn. tendency, aversion, partiality; see inclination 1 , prejudice . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An inclination for or against that inhibits …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 prepossession — pre·pos ses·sion || ‚prɪːpÉ™ zeʃn n. positive impression; tendency, inclination; prejudice, bias, preconceived opinion …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 prepossession — n. 1. Preoccupation, prior possession. 2. Bias, one sidedness, bent, preconceived opinion, inclination, preconception, prejudgment, prejudice …

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  • 12 prepossession — n predilection, liking, predisposition, bias, slant, partiality, prejudice. See prejudice(defs. 1,2) …

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  • 13 prepossession — pre·possession …

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  • 14 prepossession — pre•pos•ses•sion [[t]ˌpri pəˈzɛʃ ən[/t]] n. 1) the state of being prepossessed 2) a prejudice, esp. one in favor of a person or thing • Etymology: 1640–50 pre pos•ses′sion•ar′y, adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 prepossession — /pripəˈzɛʃən/ (say preepuh zeshuhn) noun 1. the state of being prepossessed. 2. a prejudice, especially in favour of a person or thing …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 have a prepossession — index forejudge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 17 predilection — noun Etymology: French prédilection, from Medieval Latin praediligere to love more, prefer, from Latin prae + diligere to love more at diligent Date: 1742 an established preference for something Synonyms: predilection, prepossession, prejudice,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 prejudice — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. partiality, bias, opinion; predilection, prepossession; detriment, injury; intolerance. v. t. bias, influence, color, jaundice. See misjudgment, injustice. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bias, partiality,… …

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  • 19 predilection — predilection, partiality, prepossession, prejudice, bias are comparable when they mean an attitude of mind which predisposes one to make a certain choice or judgment or to take a certain view without full consideration or reflection. Predilection …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 20 Bent — Bent, n. [See {Bend}, n. & v.] 1. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow. [Obs.] Wilkins. [1913 Webster] 2. A declivity or slope, as of a hill. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English