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Meaning of PREJUDICIAL

Pronunciation:  `prejû'dishul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"
 

PREJUDICIAL is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: damaging, detrimental, harmful, prejudicious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prej`u*di"cial\, a. [L. praejudicialis belonging to
a preceding judgment: cf. F. pr['e]judiciel.]
1. Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices; as, to look
   with a prejudicial eye. [Obs.] --Holyday.

2. Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious;
   disadvantageous; detrimental. --Hooker.

         His going away . . . was most prejudicial and most
         ruinous to the king's affairs.        --Clarendon.
   -- {Prej`u*di"cial*ly}, adv. -- {Prej`u*di"cial*ness}, n.

 

 

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