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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]


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


damaging; detrimental; prejudicial; prejudicious

Context examples:

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


harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)

Sense 2prejudicial [BACK TO TOP]


Tending to favor preconceived ideas

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


prejudicious; prejudicial

Context example:

the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population


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

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