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injurious

[in-joo r-ee-uh s] /ɪnˈdʒʊər i əs/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin injūrius or injūriōsus. See injury, -ous
Related forms
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
Synonyms
1. damaging, deleterious, pernicious; baneful, destructive, ruinous. 2. unjust, wrongful, prejudicial, inequitable. 3. derogatory, slanderous, libelous.
Antonyms
1. beneficial. 3. complimentary.
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British Dictionary definitions for injuriousness

injurious

/ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəs/
adjective
1.
causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful
2.
abusive, slanderous, or libellous
Derived Forms
injuriously, adverb
injuriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for injuriousness

injurious

adj.

early 15c., "abusive," from Middle French injurios (14c., Modern French injurieux) and directly from Latin injuriosus "unlawful, wrongful, harmful, noxious," from injuria (see injury). Related: Injuriously.

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