1. Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices; as, to look with a prejudicial eye. [Obs.]
2. Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious; disadvantageous; detrimental.
His going away . . . was most prejudicial and most ruinous to the king's affairs. --Clarendon.
-- Prej*u*di*cial*ly, adv. -- Prej*u*di*cial*ness, n.
adj : (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury;
"damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's
coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the
defendant" [syn: damaging, detrimental, prejudicious]