prosopolepsy

The acceptance of people based on the appearance

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Prosopolepsy — Pros o*po*lep sy, n. [Gr. ?; pro swpon a face, a person + ? a taking, receiving, ? to take.] Respect of persons; especially, a premature opinion or prejudice against a person, formed from his external appearance. [R.] Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prosopolepsy — pro·so·po·lep·sy …   English syllables

  • prosopolepsy — prəˈsōpəˌlepsē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek prosōpolēpsia, from prosōpon person, face + lēpsia (from lēpsis act of taking hold or receiving, acceptance + ia y) more at lepsy : partiality …   Useful english dictionary

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