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What does prejudicial mean?
Describing actions as prejudicial often implies that the person doing them has made up their mind about something and has made generalizations about it before fully knowing about it. Though a prejudice can be positive, the word most often refers to unfair and strongly held negative judgments—especially hostile judgments about certain people.
Prejudice can refer to a specific instance of such a belief, as in He clearly has a prejudice against people of color, or such beliefs collectively, as in We need to eliminate prejudice from society.
Prejudice against people can be based on many parts of their identity, including race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender identity, sexuality, and language. Such prejudicial beliefs often create stereotypes about members of such groups.
Another adjective form of the word prejudice is prejudiced, which is used to describe someone who has a prejudice against others.
Example: This is a clear case of prejudicial treatment—email records show that she was not considered for the job solely because she is Black.
Where does prejudicial come from?
The first records of the word prejudicial come from around the 1300s. Its base word, prejudice, comes from the Latin praejūdicium, a term that means “prejudgement” and was originally used in the context of law. The prefix pre- means “before,” and the second part of the word derives from the Latin jūdex, which means “judge” and is the basis of many law-related words, such as judicial.
Prejudicial treatment involves prejudging someone—making up your mind about what they’re like before you even know them. Some people who hold a prejudice against a group have never even met a member of that group. In this way, prejudice is often a failure to treat people as individuals. Though prejudice is often a personal belief, the prevalence of such beliefs can and does form the basis of systemic oppression.
Prejudicial beliefs are often the reason that certain groups are marginalized (treated as inferior and less important and pushed to the edges of society) and discriminated against. Different forms of prejudice often have specific names, such racism, colorism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and ageism.
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What are some other forms related to prejudicial?
- prejudicially (adverb)
- nonprejudicial (adjective)
- prejudice (noun, verb)
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How is prejudicial used in real life?
Prejudicial is typically used in a serious context involving prejudice against certain types of people.
It is not just reportage but some images used by international media @cnni @BBCWorld @SkyNews when reporting about #coronavirus in AFRICA. They confirm a lack of diversity in editorial team, poor geography & prejudicial beliefs about the Global South. Diversity brings plurality
— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) March 12, 2020
This new awakening also applies to unwarranted use of violence against civilians here at home (Ghana); and to our own prejudicial treatment of some Ghanaians and the socially disadvantaged. 5/5
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) June 2, 2020
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 1, 2015
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym for prejudicial?
Example sentences from the Web for prejudicial
“To force hundreds of thousands of seniors and voters with disabilities to use a single drop-off location in a county that stretches over nearly 2,000 square miles is prejudicial and dangerous,” Hollins wrote in a statement.Texas governor’s limit on drop-off sites for mail-in ballots criticized as voter suppression|Meryl Kornfield, Felicia Sonmez|October 2, 2020|Washington Post
That assertion, given by Shore in a pre-trial deposition, would have been too prejudicial to present to the jury, the court ruled.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Positive individual income shocks produce changes in lifestyles which may well be prejudicial to health," the report reads.
Every important perspective on this issue is opposed to justice being hobbled by “unwritten laws” of prejudicial entitlement.
But ignorance and indifference are facts; and, while and where they exist, they are prejudicial to the growth of mind and body.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions|George S. Boutwell
A thing that was prejudicial to the better nature of a man must, she thought, belong to ways of Sin.Armorel of Lyonesse|Walter Besant
But this misunderstanding with the French court had the most prejudicial influence upon his future operations.The Thirty Years War, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
Moreover, it must be prejudicial to the national interest to impose parliamentary taxes.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
These useful qualities, unfortunately, are too often prejudicial to its growth.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh