injurious

[in-joor-ee-uhs]
adjective
1.
harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect: injurious eating habits.
2.
doing or involving injury or wrong, as to another: injurious behavior.
3.
insulting; abusive; defamatory; offensive: an injurious statement.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin injūrius or injūriōsus. See injury, -ous

injuriously, adverb
injuriousness, noun
noninjurious, adjective
noninjuriously, adverb
noninjuriousness, noun
preinjurious, adjective
quasi-injurious, adjective
quasi-injuriously, adverb
self-injurious, adjective
uninjurious, adjective
uninjuriously, adverb
uninjuriousness, noun


1. damaging, deleterious, pernicious; baneful, destructive, ruinous. 2. unjust, wrongful, prejudicial, inequitable. 3. derogatory, slanderous, libelous.


1. beneficial. 3. complimentary.
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injurious (ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəs)
 
adj
1.  causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful
2.  abusive, slanderous, or libellous
 
in'juriously
 
adv
 
in'juriousness
 
n

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Example sentences
It is easier to work with because it does not produce injurious splinters.
These multiple infections seem to be especially injurious.
We have many times called attention to instances of the injurious effects on
  climate of the wholesale cutting down of forests.
The patient must have directly experienced, witnessed, or learned of a
  life-threatening or seriously injurious event.
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