Definition of prejudicial in English:

prejudicial

adjective

  • Harmful to someone or something; detrimental.

    ‘the proposals were considered prejudicial to the city centre’
    • ‘The letter also contained references to drugs and matters that would have been prejudicial to the appellant.’
    • ‘Did any of the background dirt about the doctor come before the jury, or was it ruled prejudicial?’
    • ‘In any event I think it plain that he did have a prejudicial interest and that neither he nor the council could reasonably have taken a different view.’
    • ‘The prejudicial effect on the jury would have been enormous.’
    • ‘So in that sense there is no problems with saying things which might be prejudicial in front of the jury.’
    • ‘They had infiltrated a military airfield, and this was regarded as prejudicial to the state's interests.’
    • ‘It is said that the remark about being a troublemaker was so highly prejudicial to the defendant that the trial should not have continued.’
    • ‘What was excised was irrelevant or prejudicial material that did not go before the jury.’
    • ‘As the paragraph was extremely prejudicial, the appellants should have had the opportunity of replying to it.’
    • ‘Who, then, is to determine what is and what is not prejudicial to the safety and interests of the State?’
    • ‘No doubt you were prepared to disclose that piece of advice because you did not think it particularly prejudicial to your client's case.’
    • ‘Its probative value outweighs the prejudicial effect it might have on the trial of the Defendant.’
    • ‘So a stay that would last indefinitely would be presumptively prejudicial to the plaintiff.’
    • ‘There is all this evidence which can be brought out from her which is highly prejudicial to you, but you take those chances.’
    • ‘The Compromise fostered a climate in which majority voting prejudicial to the interests of a particular State tended to be avoided.’
    detrimental, damaging, injurious, harmful, disadvantageous, unfavourable, hurtful, inimical, deleterious, counterproductive
    prejudicious
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French prejudiciel, from prejudice (see prejudice).

Pronunciation:

prejudicial

/prɛdʒʊˈdɪʃ(ə)l/