injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of injurious

1 : inflicting or tending to inflict injury : detrimental
  • injurious to health
2 : abusive, defamatory
  • speak not injurious words
  • —George Washington

injuriously

adverb

injuriousness

noun

Examples of injurious in a Sentence

  1. The decision has had an injurious effect.

  2. inaccurate news reports are injurious to the public's faith in the media

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First Known Use of injurious

15th century


INJURIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

injurious

adjective

Definition of injurious for English Language Learners

  • : causing injury


INJURIOUS Defined for Kids

injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs \

Definition of injurious for Students

: causing injury or harm

Medical Dictionary

injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs \

medical Definition of injurious

: inflicting or tending to inflict injury
  • injurious to health

injuriously

adverb

Law Dictionary

injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs \

legal Definition of injurious

: inflicting or tending to inflict injury

injuriously

adverb


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