[ in-joor-ee-uhs ]
/ ɪnˈdʒʊər i əs /


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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM injurious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for injurious

/ (ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəs) /


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

Derived forms of injurious

injuriously, adverbinjuriousness, noun
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