injurious

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 injurious — 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 adverb • injuriousness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 injurious — adjective the searing summer sun could prove injurious an injurious story Syn: harmful, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, hurtful, baleful; disadvantageous, unfavorable, undesirable, adverse, inimical, unhealthy, pernicious; insulting, libelous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 injurious — in•ju•ri•ous [[t]ɪnˈdʒʊər i əs[/t]] adj. 1) harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect: injurious eating habits[/ex] 2) insulting; abusive; defamatory: an injurious statement[/ex] in•ju′ri•ous•ly, adv. in•ju′ri•ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 injurious — in·ju·ri·ous in ju̇r ē əs adj inflicting or tending to inflict injury <injurious to health> in·ju·ri·ous·ly adv …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 injurious — in|ju|ri|ous [ ın dʒuriəs ] adjective FORMAL causing harm or damage: HARMFUL: products that are injurious to health ╾ in|ju|ri|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 injurious — adjective formal causing injury, harm, or damage: Smoking is injurious to health …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 injurious — UK [ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəs] / US [ɪnˈdʒʊrɪəs] adjective formal causing harm or damage products that are injurious to health Derived word: injuriously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 18 injurious — /ɪnˈdʒuriəs/ (say in joohreeuhs) adjective 1. harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect: injurious habits. 2. doing or involving injury or wrong, as to another. 3. insulting or abusive. {late Middle English, from Latin injūriōsus, wrongful}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 injurious — adjective a) causing physical harm or injury; harmful b) causing harm to ones reputation; slanderous, libelous, invidious Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 injurious — Synonyms and related words: abusive, adverse, bad, bad for, baleful, baneful, calumnious, contaminated, contemptuous, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, deadly, defamatory, deleterious, deprecatory,… …

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