Definition of prejudicious in English:

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Pronunciation: /prɛdʒʊˈdɪʃəs/


Harmful to someone or something; detrimental: the conclusions in the annual report of the commission are prejudicious
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  • Emotion, if it is excessive, can actually be prejudicious to reason and proper decisions and even impair our memory.
  • The co-operation or even presence of diseased or infirm people is looked upon as prejudicious to the success of an undertaking.
  • Sleeping on a post would be a good deal more sensible, unless there's a nail in it, which might be prejudicious for the uniform.



Example sentences
  • Numerous human realities formed through human practice are often prejudiciously closed rather than open.
  • There was no weapon possessed by organized labor that could successfully cope with the ‘power of this judge-made law’ which affected so prejudiciously the interests of the workers.
  • The possibility that various groups of poverty children might have other linguistic styles is discounted by simply and prejudiciously considering such children to be linguistically immature.


Late 16th century: from Latin praejudicium (see prejudice) + -ous.

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