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.
- in·ju·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- in·ju·ri·ous·ness, noun
- non·in·ju·ri·ous, adjective
- non·in·ju·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- non·in·ju·ri·ous·ness, noun
- pre·in·ju·ri·ous, adjective
- qua·si-in·ju·ri·ous, adjective
- qua·si-in·ju·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- self-in·ju·ri·ous, adjective
- un·in·ju·ri·ous, adjective
- un·in·ju·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- un·in·ju·ri·ous·ness, noun
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How to use injurious in a sentence
For me, it becomes what part of the model is much more injurious to respondents and to outcomes.
Each time, rather than deal with the deeper problems that leave schools vulnerable to teacher shortages, administrators and school boards opt for short-term bandages that have proved inefficient, ineffective and injurious.Today’s teacher shortages are part of a longer pattern | Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz | November 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Implying otherwise is practically and intellectually incorrect, and injurious to the public who need reliable power.Texas’s chief energy regulator fiercely defended fossil fuels after historic blackouts. She also profits from oil and gas. | Neena Satija, Aaron Gregg | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Why should speech be exempt from public welfare concerns when its social costs can be even more injurious?
Is calling for the eradication of Israel—subtly or overtly—potentially injurious?'Disappearing Palestine' Vancouver Bus Ads Rile Jewish Organizations | Mira Sucharov | August 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certainly, those policies are extreme and would be deeply injurious to middle-class and poorer Americans should they be enacted.
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 | Kent Sepkowitz | April 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To the extent that his wins prove injurious, future Republican Congresses and administrations will struggle to undo them.
These fish are very tempting and delicate, and are not so injurious as shellfish are apt to be.
The Paraguayans consider excessive smoking of other tobacco as injurious but not of the delicate flavored leaf of Paraguay.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The vow is nothing; yea, worse than nothing; injurious to those who make it, and dishonouring to God, if it be not performed.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Others, again, maintain that it is positively injurious to the general health of the patient.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
No one can argue that this useless and, to some extent, injurious condition is a designed result of creation.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for injurious
causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful
abusive, slanderous, or libellous
- injuriously, adverb
- injuriousness, noun
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