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prej·u·di·cial

 (prĕj′ə-dĭsh′əl)
adj.
1. Causing or tending to cause harm, especially to a legal case: a prejudicial error.
2. Showing or full of prejudice; biased: a prejudicial opinion.

prej′u·di′cial·ly adv.

prejudicial

(ˌprɛdʒʊˈdɪʃəl)
adj
causing prejudice; detrimental or damaging
ˌprejuˈdicially adv

prej•u•di•cial

(ˌprɛdʒ əˈdɪʃ əl)

adj.
causing prejudice or disadvantage; detrimental.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin]
prej`u•di′cial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prejudicial - (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
2.prejudicial - tending to favor preconceived ideas; "the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population"

prejudicial

adjective harmful, damaging, undermining, detrimental, hurtful, unfavourable, counterproductive, deleterious, injurious, inimical, disadvantageous eight years in jail for actions considered prejudicial to security

prejudicial

adjective
Translations

prejudicial

[ˌpredʒʊˈdɪʃəl] ADJperjudicial (to para) it would be prejudicial to her careersería perjudicial para or perjudicaría a su carrera

prejudicial

[ˌprɛdʒʊˈdɪʃəl] adjpréjudiciable
prejudicial to sth → préjudiciable à qch

prejudicial

adjabträglich (→ to sth einer Sache dat); to be prejudicial to a causeeiner Sache (dat)schaden; to be prejudicial to somebody’s interestsjds Chancen gefährden

prejudicial

[ˌprɛdʒʊˈdɪʃl] adj prejudicial (to)pregiudizievole (per or a)
References in classic literature ?
There was no deep insight into causes and effects necessary to foresee that such a situation of things was likely to prove highly prejudicial to their future movements.
He said, "he knew no reason why those, who entertain opinions prejudicial to the public, should be obliged to change, or should not be obliged to conceal them.
Senor," replied Sancho, "let your worship send all such oaths to the devil, for they are very pernicious to salvation and prejudicial to the conscience; just tell me now, if for several days to come we fall in with no man armed with a helmet, what are we to do?
For if it happened that an individual, even when asleep, had some very distinct idea, as, for example, if a geometer should discover some new demonstration, the circumstance of his being asleep would not militate against its truth; and as for the most ordinary error of our dreams, which consists in their representing to us various objects in the same way as our external senses, this is not prejudicial, since it leads us very properly to suspect the truth of the ideas of sense; for we are not infrequently deceived in the same manner when awake; as when persons in the jaundice see all objects yellow, or when the stars or bodies at a great distance appear to us much smaller than they are.
The members of the confederacy are expressly restricted from entering into compacts prejudicial to the empire; from imposing tolls and duties on their mutual intercourse, without the consent of the emperor and diet; from altering the value of money; from doing injustice to one another; or from affording assistance or retreat to disturbers of the public peace.
Some of the older courtiers remembered having seen his father, but their recollections were not prejudicial to the son.
These are not considered prejudicial to health, since both the natives and the whites sleep in the open air with perfect impunity.
I fear that the incident must have a very prejudicial effect upon his career.
His large whiskers, imposing swagger, and swing of the leg, made him a striking figure; but his suit of black, rather shabby at the edges, caused the prejudicial inference that he was not able to afford himself as much indulgence as he liked.
Talking," the elder man remarked with a slight shrug of his shoulders, "will never have a prejudicial effect upon my health.
Mr Bonney then presented himself to move the first resolution; and having run his right hand through his hair, and planted his left, in an easy manner, in his ribs, he consigned his hat to the care of the gentleman with the double chin (who acted as a species of bottle- holder to the orators generally), and said he would read to them the first resolution--'That this meeting views with alarm and apprehension, the existing state of the Muffin Trade in this Metropolis and its neighbourhood; that it considers the Muffin Boys, as at present constituted, wholly underserving the confidence of the public; and that it deems the whole Muffin system alike prejudicial to the health and morals of the people, and subversive of the best interests of a great commercial and mercantile community.
From the name of my patron, indeed, I hope my reader will be convinced, at his very entrance on this work, that he will find in the whole course of it nothing prejudicial to the cause of religion and virtue, nothing inconsistent with the strictest rules of decency, nor which can offend even the chastest eye in the perusal.