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

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 On Friday, Piers Morgan points out the hypocrisy of vegans who drink almond milk, because the process of growing almonds is injurious to the bee population. James Parker, The Atlantic, 5 May 2022 But most objections to words and ideas are based on offense, not concrete danger, and Mill insists on the distinction between the merely — if sometimes genuinely — offensive and the truly injurious. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 21 Mar. 2022 But if animals were granted personhood, should they be held legally responsible for injurious actions? Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 In 2021, the number of injurious attacks by settlers on Palestinians, and by Palestinians on settlers, reached their highest levels in at least five years, according to the United Nations. New York Times, 12 Feb. 2022 The word is still injurious not only because of its specific origin as a slur but also because anti-Black conditions remain so pervasive at every level of our institutions. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 The woman, identified as 21-year-old Christina Darling, was charged with multiple counts including aggravated harassment as a hate crime, acting in a manner injurious to a child and menacing, the NYPD said on Friday. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 21 Jan. 2022 Previously, one of the few tools the city had against irresponsible landlords was the state’s nuisance laws, which define nuisances as indecent, injurious, offensive and obstructive acts that prevent free use of property. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Jan. 2022 She had, after all, been sat on by a six-hundred-pound camel, an experience that has to be at least uncomfortable and probably injurious. The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of injurious

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 May 2022

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“Injurious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/injurious. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for injurious

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

Other Words from injurious

injuriously adverb

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

Other Words from injurious

injuriously adverb

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