prejudicial

[ prej-uh-dish-uh l ]
/ ˌprɛdʒ əˈdɪʃ əl /

adjective

causing prejudice or disadvantage; detrimental.

Nearby words

  1. preinvasive,
  2. prejudge,
  3. prejudging,
  4. prejudice,
  5. prejudiced,
  6. prelacy,
  7. prelapsarian,
  8. prelate,
  9. prelate nullius,
  10. prelatic

Origin of prejudicial

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin praejūdiciālis; see prejudice, -al1

Related forms
Can be confusedprejudiced prejudicial

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British Dictionary definitions for prejudicial

prejudicial

/ (ˌprɛdʒʊˈdɪʃəl) /

adjective

causing prejudice; detrimental or damaging
Derived Formsprejudicially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for prejudicial

prejudicial

adj.

early 15c., "causing prejudice;" 1530s, "full of prejudice," from prejudice (n.) + -al (1), or else from Middle French prejudicial and directly from Medieval Latin prejudicialis "injurious," from Latin praeiudicium.

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