Origin of deleterious
Examples from the Web for deleterious
But it is indeed in Uttar Pradesh that we see the deepest sympathy for this deleterious machismo.
Drugs are becoming more powerful with prescription painkillers used to enhance effect and prolong a deleterious pleasure.
But the truth is that they have real and deleterious effects on conservative politics.
Corporations exerted an unchecked and deleterious influence on the lives of workers.Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law|David R. Dow|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How much of these problems can be credited to the deleterious effects of enormous inherited wealth, we will never know.
This operation will render the female permanently sterile without having any deleterious effect upon her health.A Plea for the Criminal|James Leslie Allan Kayll
Anton's mind had never been of a very powerful order, and these great events had exercised a deleterious influence upon it.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
To find it pure and undefined, far from the deleterious products of mere business cooking, we must go to the isolated farmhouse.The home|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Politics is a deleterious profession, like some poisonous handicrafts.
Every thing will depend on the preponderance of the wholesome over the deleterious ingredients.The Attache|Thomas Chandler Haliburton
British Dictionary definitions for deleterious
Word Origin for deleterious
Word Origin and History for deleterious
1640s, from Medieval Latin deleterius, from Greek deleterios "noxious," from deleter "destroyer," from deleisthai "to hurt, injure." Related: Deleteriously; deleteriousness.