injurious

adjective

in·​ju·​ri·​ous in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio)
1
: inflicting or tending to inflict injury : detrimental
injurious to health
2
: abusive, defamatory
speak not injurious wordsGeorge Washington
injuriously adverb
injuriousness noun

Examples of injurious in a Sentence

The decision has had an injurious effect. inaccurate news reports are injurious to the public's faith in the media
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of injurious was in the 15th century

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“Injurious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/injurious. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio)
: causing injury : harmful
injurious to health
injuriously adverb

Medical Definition

injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio)
: inflicting or tending to inflict injury
injurious to health
injuriously adverb

Legal Definition

injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio)
: inflicting or tending to inflict injury
injuriously adverb

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