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prejudicial

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adjective prej·u·di·cial \ˌpre-jə-ˈdi-shəl\

Simple Definition of prejudicial

  • : showing an unfair feeling of dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, religion, etc. : showing prejudice

  • : causing or likely to cause injury or harm to someone or something

Full Definition of prejudicial

  1. 1 :  tending to injure or impair :  detrimental <a transfer prejudicial to other creditors>

  2. 2 :  leading to premature judgment or unwarranted opinion <prejudicial evidence>

prej·u·di·cial·ly play \-ˈdi-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
prej·u·di·cial·ness play \-shəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of prejudicial

  1. The judge ruled that the prejudicial effect of the evidence outweighed its value.

  2. <pretrial publicity that may be extremely prejudicial to a defendant's right to a fair trial>



15th Century

First Known Use of prejudicial

15th century



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