Definition of prejudicial
- a transfer prejudicial to other creditors
- prejudicial evidence
The judge ruled that the prejudicial effect of the evidence outweighed its value.
pretrial publicity that may be extremely prejudicial to a defendant's right to a fair trial
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damaging, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, fatal, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, lethal, malignant, murderous, noxious, pernicious, poisonous, ruinous, threatening, troublesome, unhealthy, wounding;
: 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
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