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PREJUDICIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prejudicial mean? 

PREJUDICIAL (adjective)
  The adjective PREJUDICIAL has 2 senses:

1. (sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury
2. tending to favor preconceived ideas

  Familiarity information: PREJUDICIAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREJUDICIAL (adjective)


Sense 1prejudicial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury

Synonyms:

damaging; detrimental; prejudicial; prejudicious

Context examples:

damaging to career and reputation / the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

Similar:

harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)


Sense 2prejudicial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending to favor preconceived ideas

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

prejudicious; prejudicial

Context example:

the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population

Pertainym:

prejudice (a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation)


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