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When reality agrees with my prejudices, they get __. What's the right word?

For example: "I had long been prejudiced against city-dwellers as wayward and spendthrift; and when I saw the lust and lucre of New Delhi, my prejudices were __."

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I had long been prejudiced against city-dwellers as wayward and spendthrift; and when I saw the lust and lucre of New Delhi, my prejudices were . . .

1) justified
2) confirmed

Prejudices are not 'fulfilled', because a prejudice is an opinion.

I had long been prejudiced against city-dwellers as wayward and spendthrift; and when I saw the lust and lucre of New Delhi, I saw that my prejudices were ...

1) valid
2) reasonable
3) not unfounded/baseless

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@mplungjan It's quite not so. –  kiamlaluno Apr 12 '11 at 7:38
    
@mplung: Chances are that he didn't. Besides the answers being posted just 40 seconds apart, that simply doesn't happen on this kind of site. –  Potatoswatter Apr 12 '11 at 7:40
    
No, I did not copy it. I got the alert that "1 more answer has been posted" just before I was about to hit my POST button. –  Arjun J Rao Apr 12 '11 at 7:53
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calm down ladies –  trideceth12 Apr 12 '11 at 8:43
    
someone just had their prejudices confirmed –  Mitch Apr 12 '11 at 13:45

Your prejudices were reinforced or vindicated.

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I think 'reinforced' is a better word in this context than 'vindicated'. –  Arjun J Rao Apr 12 '11 at 7:59
    
It depends on what you want to say. To say that your prejudices were reinforced is neutral or a bit negative toward the content of those prejudices. To say that they are vindicated is to take an opinionated stance in support of those prejudices: it says they were proven correct. –  Jason Orendorff Apr 12 '11 at 8:51
  • Affirmed
  • Confirmed
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I don't think affirm is appropriate here because it is something a person does: state emphatically or publicly –  z7sg Ѫ Apr 12 '11 at 10:53
    
confirmed sounds better –  Mitch Apr 12 '11 at 13:44
  • Justified?
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