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Meaning of INJURIOUS

Pronunciation:  in'jûreeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  tending to cause great harm
  2. [adj]  harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"

INJURIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: deleterious, evil, harmful, hurtful, malign



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ju"ri*ous\, a. [L. injuriousus, injurius; cf. F.
injurieux. See {Injury}.]
1. Not just; wrongful; iniquitous; culpable. [Obs.] --Milton.

         Till the injurious Roman did extort This tribute
         from us, we were free.                --Shak.

2. Causing injury or harm; hurtful; harmful; detrimental;
   mischievous; as, acts injurious to health, credit,
   reputation, property, etc.

         Without being injurious to the memory of our English
         Pindar.                               --Dryden.

Syn: Harmful; hurtful; pernicious; mischievous; baneful;
     deleterious; noxious; ruinous; detrimental.

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