injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \ in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

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

Recent Examples of injurious from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'injurious.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of injurious

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

INJURIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

injurious

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up injurious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a case containing an explosive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!