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Synonyms for prepossession

an inclination for or against that inhibits impartial judgment

total occupation of the attention or of the mind

Synonyms for prepossession

the condition of being prepossessed

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The two latest incidents to rock India and the BJP's ineffective responses to both, reveal the party's prepossession of an ideological immunity.
Irwin concedes that their inclusion might be justified on the grounds that they reflect "mysteries" that resist conventional explanation, but this seems unnecessary given parapsychology's origins in psychical research that clearly set out the scope, as expressed in the inside front cover of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, "[to investigate] without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties of man [emphasis added], real or supposed, which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognised hypothesis.
are markers so loaded with mythical prepossession that there is no easy way for the agents buried beneath them to come clean.
In spite of this obvious prepossession, Honigsberger (2008: 29) emphasises the different actional logics of trade unions and politics quite clearly: trade unions (as well as other lobby groups) try to direct political power in their interests to fulfil the wishes of their members and to increase their membership.
that a mutual and increasing prepossession for each other gains upon the heart; while custom unites with nature, and both are strengthened by parental wisdom and solicitude.
We have been piloting a prepossession scheme whereby borrowers struggling with mortgage payments have their properties accurately valued and proactively marketed to sell quickly, avoiding an unwanted repossession for both customer and lender.
philosophers, situated for the most part in Africa, set out to analyse the meaning of a concept that occurs in an African language and that they believe to be of philosophical prepossession and interest.
It assures itself with a prepossession and cares for itself in explicit or implicit reference to it.
The lurking bias, be it truth or error, To the unknown; a secret prepossession, To plunge with all your fears--but where?
For all of the comic prepossession in this poem, the candor still delivers a shock: it shows the poet at one of the most unmasked moments during the game of peeka-boo he plays throughout his oeuvre.
The originality of Poe's art is at stake, for he wants to highlight not his "peculiar" prepossession but the peculiarity of his final product.
Cobden considered such justifications for military involvement abroad, recognizing that appeals for military involvement were made in the name of promoting good: "We shall here be encountered with a very general prepossession in favour of our maintaining what is termed a rank amongst the states of the Continent--which means .
Even the most Gothic traveller', she says, 'comes to Rome influenced by associations imbibed with early love, incorporated with youthful prepossession, and connected with childhood's first dream' (ii, 455).