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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 quasi-injurious

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 quasi-injurious

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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