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

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The 23-year-old mother, Jazmine Headley, was arrested after the incident on Friday and charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and trespassing, police said. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "N.Y. Peace Officers Who Tried to Wrest Child From Mother Placed on Modified Duty," 10 Dec. 2018 The National Transportation Safety Board has several open investigations into fatal and injurious crashes involving vehicles with automated driving systems. Ralph Nader, WSJ, "Driverless-Car Legislation Is Unsafe at This Speed," 22 Aug. 2018 He and his staff were required, among many other things, to create a series of documents and exhibits that showed that the chosen design and home location was going to be the least injurious to the site. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Luxury Living Off the Edge of a Mountain," 21 Nov. 2018 Our only point usually about speech is limiting it if there's a direct incitement to violence, or material that is injurious to children. Fox News, "Will Mueller get his presidential interview?," 8 Aug. 2018 Brazilians would have none of it, insisting that Lochte's mendacity was injurious to their country's national pride. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Ryan Lochte is the Ultimate Ugly American," 22 Aug. 2016 But the idea that war may be morally injurious is a charged and threatening one to many people in the military. New York Times, "The Wounds of the Drone Warrior," 13 June 2018 According to the National Institute of Drug Health, studies have shown that cannabis consumption almost doubles the risk of a driver being culpable for a injurious or fatal collisions compared to drivers not under the influence of any substances. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Cyclist dies after collision with driver who was high on marijuana, police say," 19 June 2018 Kilmartin, 56, of Windham, Maine, was found guilty in 2016 of mailing injurious articles resulting in death and witness tampering in a case that frequently was delayed in court. Washington Post, "U.S. pledges $8 million to Ebola response," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of injurious

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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