- harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect: injurious eating habits.
- doing or involving injury or wrong, as to another: injurious behavior.
- insulting; abusive; defamatory; offensive: an injurious statement.
Origin of injurious
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Examples from the Web for injurious
He is at risk of being pulled into that most dangerous of all places, the injurious world of celebrity.Kevin Ware’s Broken Leg Will Live On in the Annals of Grisly Injuries
April 1, 2013
The cast he wears on his leg and the crutch he uses would seem to fit into the injurious arc of your career if nothing else.Pablo Schreiber on His New Off-Broadway Play
February 1, 2011
If reproved, she would reply with a flood of injurious words.The Dream
A machine that absorbs more labour than it takes the place of is injurious.Freeland
There is nothing to prove that such marriages are injurious to the offspring.The Sexual Question
"No man had ever a point of pride that was not injurious to him," said Burke.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But courage is a good thing, and mere endurance may be hurtful and injurious.Laches
- causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful
- abusive, slanderous, or libellous
Word Origin and History for injurious
early 15c., "abusive," from Middle French injurios (14c., Modern French injurieux) and directly from Latin injuriosus "unlawful, wrongful, harmful, noxious," from injuria (see injury). Related: Injuriously.