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The words prejudice, prejudiced and prejudicial can all be found in dictionaries, but not the word "prejudism", except in an Urban Dictionary.

Yet we often hear this word "prejudism" in public, on TV, on the news, etc. However, when checking the WT Library, guess what? The FDS does not use this word! How interesting but strange that a common word like "prejudism" does not seem to be an official word. :shrugs:

 

Maybe there is some prejudice against the word prejudism? :D

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a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, whereit was used to form action nouns from verbs (baptism); on this model, used as a productive suffixin the formation of nouns denoting action orpractice, state or condition, principles, doctrines, ausage or characteristic, devotion or adherence, etc.( criticism; barbarism; Darwinism; despotism;plagiarism; realism; witticism; intellectualism). Brother carlos :)

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16 minutes ago, Alexa said:

a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, whereit was used to form action nouns from verbs (baptism); on this model, used as a productive suffixin the formation of nouns denoting action orpractice, state or condition, principles, doctrines, ausage or characteristic, devotion or adherence, etc.( criticism; barbarism; Darwinism; despotism;plagiarism; realism; witticism; intellectualism). Brother carlos :)

So Carlo-ism would denote opinions stated by Carlos? :dance:LOL.

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9 hours ago, Gregexplore said:

This is when you get fine by policeman for speeding and you blame your car for it :whistling:

But it's true! It was the car! :lol:

 

I understand what prejudism might mean, but I am not sure that meaning is not covered already by "prejudice". Ex: He behaved that way due to prejudice.

 

I'm trying to understand in which context "prejudism" might do a better job that plain vanilla "prejudice".

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Since prejudice is already a noun, adding “ism” to make it a noun seems redundant. It may be the person is trying to show the word to be “a practice, doctrine or ideology” instead of just a noun.  It is used sometimes but it does not show in regular dictionaries.

 

-ism

Word Origin: (dictionary.com)

 

a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it was used to form action nouns from verbs ( baptism); on this model, used as a productive suffix in the formation of nouns denoting action or practice, state or condition, principles, doctrines, a usage or characteristic,devotion  or adherence, etc. ( criticism; barbarism; Darwinism;despotism; plagiarism; realism; witticism; intellectualism).

 

Greek -ismos, -isma noun suffixes, often directly, often through Latin -ismus, -isma, sometimes through French -isme, German -ismus (allultimately < Gk)

 

Prejudice: (dictionary.com)

Noun

 

1.an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or withoutknowledge, thought, or reason.

2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.

 

Verb (used with object)prejudiced, prejudicing.

 

to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable:

His honesty and sincerity prejudiced us in his favor.

 

Related forms:

prejudicedly,  adverb

prejudiceless, adjective

 

 

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