injurious

[ in-joor-ee-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF injurious
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If reproved, she would reply with a flood of injurious words.

A machine that absorbs more labour than it takes the place of is injurious.

There is nothing to prove that such marriages are injurious to the offspring.

"No man had ever a point of pride that was not injurious to him," said Burke.

But courage is a good thing, and mere endurance may be hurtful and injurious.

Unfortunately the practice of the Government has been most injurious.

It says that all this talking and agitation are injurious to you,—that you must be left alone.

I knew all this talking was injurious, and I am much to blame for having permitted it.

Pressure is injurious not so much to the wheel as to the tool itself.

The pernicious habit I protest against as most injurious and degrading.

WORD ORIGIN

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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