adjective Date: 15th century 1. inflicting or tending to inflict injury ; detrimental <
injurious to health
2. abusive, defamatory <
speak not injurious words — George Washington
injuriously adverbinjuriousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Injurious — In*ju ri*ous, a. [L. injuriousus, injurius; cf. F. injurieux. See {Injury}.] 1. Not just; wrongful; iniquitous; culpable. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] Till the injurious Roman did extort This tribute from us, we were free. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • injurious — in·ju·ri·ous /in ju̇r ē əs/ adj: inflicting or tending to inflict injury in·ju·ri·ous·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. injurious …   Law dictionary

  • injurious — early 15c., abusive, from M.Fr. injurios (14c., Mod.Fr. injurieux) and directly from L. injuriosus unlawful, wrongful, harmful, noxious, from injuria (see INJURY (Cf. injury)). Related: Injuriously …   Etymology dictionary

  • injurious — [adj] hurtful abusive, adverse, bad, baneful, corrupting, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, evil, harmful, iniquitous, insulting, libeling, mischievous, nocent, nocuous, noxious, opprobrious,… …   New thesaurus

  • injurious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing or likely to cause injury. 2) (of language) maliciously insulting; libellous. DERIVATIVES injuriously adverb injuriousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • injurious — [in joor′ē əs] adj. [LME iniuryous < MFr injurieux < L injuriosus] 1. injuring or likely to cause injury; harmful 2. offensive or abusive; slanderous or libelous injuriously adv. injuriousness n …   English World dictionary

  • injurious — injuriously, adv. injuriousness, n. /in joor ee euhs/, adj. 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;… …   Universalium

  • injurious — [[t]ɪnʤʊ͟əriəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is injurious to someone or to their health or reputation is harmful or damaging to them. [FORMAL] His continuance in the office of prime minister was injurious to the health of the… …   English dictionary

  • injurious — adj. injurious to * * * [ɪn dʒʊ(ə)rɪəs] injurious to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • injurious — in|ju|ri|ous [ınˈdʒuəriəs US ˈdʒur ] adj formal causing injury, harm, or damage injurious to ▪ Smoking is injurious to health …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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