injurious

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

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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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 Kilmartin pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud, but denied charges of witness tampering and mailing injurious articles. Fox News, "Sentencing to resume in case of man who mailed fatal cyanide," 20 May 2018 The gossiper: Is there anyone more injurious to a cohesive workforce than the gossiper? Steve Strauss, USA TODAY, "Six types of annoying office co-workers to get on your last nerves," 17 May 2018 These two injurious acts are clearly distinguishable from licking incidents. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "A Look at the Possible Consequences of Brad Marchand's Tactic of Licking Opponents," 6 May 2018 Kilmartin pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud but denied the charges of witness tampering and mailing injurious articles. Fox News, "Sentencing rescheduled for man convicted of cyanide mailing," 2 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

: causing injury

injurious

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

Kids Definition of injurious

: causing injury or harm

injurious

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

Medical Definition of injurious 

: inflicting or tending to inflict injury injurious to health

Other Words from injurious

injuriously adverb

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injurious

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

Legal Definition of injurious 

: inflicting or tending to inflict injury

Other Words from injurious

injuriously adverb

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