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prejudicial Line breaks: preju|di¦cial
Pronunciation: /prɛdʒʊˈdɪʃ(ə)l/

Definition of prejudicial in English:


Harmful to someone or something; detrimental: the proposals were considered prejudicial to the city centre
More example sentences
  • So a stay that would last indefinitely would be presumptively prejudicial to the plaintiff.
  • Its probative value outweighs the prejudicial effect it might have on the trial of the Defendant.
  • As the paragraph was extremely prejudicial, the appellants should have had the opportunity of replying to it.


Pronunciation: /prɛdʒʊˈdɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • They do not include, of course, a mere busybody who is interfering in things which do not concern him: but they do include a person who has a genuine grievance because an order has been made which prejudicially affects his interests.
  • Further, the marketability of the land is severely prejudicially affected by the Main Action.
  • I hope this helps to reassure patients that we have an open, positive attitude to complaints and to suggest patients may be dealt with prejudicially is just scaremongering and will cause unnecessary concern for our patients.


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

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