They hold power and injure all who come into their view, not with overt malice, but adolescent ignorance.
In the marketplace of ideas, there is a difference between trying to persuade and trying to injure.
Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.
mid-15c., "do an injustice to, dishonor," probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.