Definition of prejudicial in English:

prejudicial

adjective

  • Harmful to someone or something; detrimental.

    ‘the proposals were considered prejudicial to the city centre’
    • ‘Did any of the background dirt about the doctor come before the jury, or was it ruled prejudicial?’
    • ‘So in that sense there is no problems with saying things which might be prejudicial in front of the jury.’
    • ‘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 Compromise fostered a climate in which majority voting prejudicial to the interests of a particular State tended to be avoided.’
    • ‘What was excised was irrelevant or prejudicial material that did not go before the jury.’
    • ‘They had infiltrated a military airfield, and this was regarded as prejudicial to the state's interests.’
    • ‘The letter also contained references to drugs and matters that would have been prejudicial to the appellant.’
    • ‘It is said that the remark about being a troublemaker was so highly prejudicial to the defendant that the trial should not have continued.’
    • ‘Its probative value outweighs the prejudicial effect it might have on the trial of the Defendant.’
    • ‘Who, then, is to determine what is and what is not prejudicial to the safety and interests of the State?’
    • ‘So a stay that would last indefinitely would be presumptively prejudicial to the plaintiff.’
    • ‘As the paragraph was extremely prejudicial, the appellants should have had the opportunity of replying to it.’
    • ‘The prejudicial effect on the jury would have been enormous.’
    • ‘No doubt you were prepared to disclose that piece of advice because you did not think it particularly prejudicial to your client's case.’
    • ‘There is all this evidence which can be brought out from her which is highly prejudicial to you, but you take those chances.’
    detrimental, damaging, injurious, harmful, disadvantageous, unfavourable, hurtful, inimical, deleterious, counterproductive
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

prejudicial

/prɛdʒʊˈdɪʃ(ə)l/