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injurious

[ in-joor-ee-uhs ]
/ ɪnˈdʒʊər i əs /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of injurious

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin injūrius or injūriōsus.See injury, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for injurious

injurious
/ (ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəs) /

adjective

causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful
abusive, slanderous, or libellous

Derived forms of injurious

injuriously, adverbinjuriousness, noun
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