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Synonyms for prepossession
ˌpri pəˈzɛʃ ənpre·pos·ses·sion

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  1. prepossession

    A presumption (literally, a taking beforehand) is a partial decision formed in advance of argument or evidence, usually grounded on some general principle, and always held subject to revision upon fuller information. A prejudice or prepossession is grounded often on feeling, fancy, associations, etc. A prejudice against foreigners is very common in retired communities. There is always a presumption in favor of what exists, so that the burden of proof is upon one who advocates a change. A prepossession is always favorable, a prejudice always unfavorable, unless the contrary is expressly stated. Compare INJURY.

    Synonyms:
    bias, partiality, preconception, prejudice, presumption, unfairness

    Antonyms:
    certainty, conclusion, conviction, demonstration, evidence, proof, reason, reason, reasoning

    Preposition:
    Against; rarely, in favor of, in one's favor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prepossessionnoun

    the condition of being prepossessed

    "the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable"

    Synonyms:
    preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, preconceived idea, parti pris

  2. preconception, prepossession, parti pris, preconceived opinion, preconceived idea, preconceived notionnoun

    an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

    "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"

    Synonyms:
    prejudice, parti pris, preconception, preconceived notion, bias, preconceived idea, preconceived opinion

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prepossessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    preoccupation, prior possession

  2. prepossessionnoun

    Synonyms:
    prejudice, bias, one-sidedness

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