adjective in·ju·ri·ous \in-ˈjr-ē-əs\

: causing injury

Full Definition of INJURIOUS

:  inflicting or tending to inflict injury :  detrimental <injurious to health>
:  abusive, defamatory <speak not injurious words — George Washington>
in·ju·ri·ous·ly adverb
in·ju·ri·ous·ness noun

Examples of INJURIOUS

  1. The decision has had an injurious effect.
  2. <inaccurate news reports are injurious to the public's faith in the media>

First Known Use of INJURIOUS

15th century
INJURIOUS Defined for Kids


adjective in·ju·ri·ous \in-ˈjr-ē-əs\

Definition of INJURIOUS for Kids

:  causing injury or harm
Medical Dictionary


adjective in·ju·ri·ous \in-ˈjr-ē-əs\

Medical Definition of INJURIOUS

:  inflicting or tending to inflict injury <injurious to health>
in·ju·ri·ous·ly adverb


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