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prejudicious Line breaks: preju|di¦cious
Pronunciation: /prɛdʒʊˈdɪʃəs/

Definition of prejudicious in English:


Harmful to someone or something; detrimental: the conclusions in the annual report of the commission are prejudicious
More example sentences
  • The belief is widespread that uncleanness bears or contains some noxious power which is injurious to health and life and prejudicious to man's higher interests.
  • In a letter, the bishop of Arequipa referred to independence as "irrational, prejudicious, injurious, and criminal before God."
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Numerous human realities formed through human practice are often prejudiciously closed rather than open.


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

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