injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous | \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio) \

Definition of injurious

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

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Other Words from injurious

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
Recent Examples on the Web Once the individual has produced offspring, selection for survival weakens, which opens the door for injurious genetic effects to accumulate. Yao-hua Law, Science | AAAS, "What can ants, bees, and other social insects teach us about aging?," 25 Mar. 2021 Once talks began, Republicans kept trying to inject injurious provisions into the negotiations. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: The COVID relief bill isn’t nearly big enough," 21 Dec. 2020 Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, is charged with abandonment of a child, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and reckless endangerment. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "NYC mother who abandoned four-year-old on the street released from jail," 4 Mar. 2021 The experience within the park is also troubling, if not potentially injurious. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Klyde Warren Park’s splashy proposed fountain is a design belly flop," 11 Dec. 2020 What could have been an injurious collision was thankfully more of a sideswipe. Kristi Scales, Dallas News, "Greg Zuerlein’s misses changed the course of Cowboys-Ravens, but it’s not the most eventful kicking night in team history," 9 Dec. 2020 However, some courts have historically found that falsely accusing a person of treason is self-evidently injurious to an individual’s reputation and livelihood, lowering the bar to jury trial or damages. Anchorage Daily News, "Fired cybersecurity official overseeing election sues Trump campaign and lawyer for defamation," 8 Dec. 2020 Reduced growth broadly affects everyone but is especially injurious to younger generations facing a lifetime of fewer and less gainful jobs. Douglas Carr, National Review, "The Deficit Bill Is Already Being Paid," 16 Oct. 2020 Though dangerous to people, the loud fights are rarely injurious to elk. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Yellowstone warns visitors not to get mixed up in elk mating season," 30 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of injurious

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Injurious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/injurious. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for injurious

injurious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of injurious

formal : causing injury

injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous | \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio) \

Kids Definition of injurious

: causing injury or harm

injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous | \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio) \

Medical Definition of injurious

: inflicting or tending to inflict injury injurious to health

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injuriously adverb

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injurious

adjective
in·​ju·​ri·​ous | \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce injurious (audio) \

Legal Definition of injurious

: inflicting or tending to inflict injury

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injuriously adverb

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