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preconceived notion

noun as in idea held before an event

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Porn For Women, however, strays away from the typical preconceived notion of the explicit content beloved by the male species.

Rather it is the willingness of the CDC investigators to be guided by the data and not by a preconceived notion of the “message.”

It is wonderful how our preconceived notion of God and religion vanishes before the first gleams of experience.

In the three instances given above, the preconceived notion is clear and determined.

Preconceit′, a preconceived notion; Preconcep′tion, act of preconceiving: previous opinion formed without actual knowledge.

He said he had entered the world with too favourable a preconceived notion.

He naturally treated them as a philosopher, but without any preconceived notion of making any religious converts.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preconceived notion, such as: preconception, assumption, preconceived idea, prejudgment, prejudice, and presumption.

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