Definitions for perniciouspərˈnɪʃ əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilent(adj)

    exceedingly harmful

  2. insidious, pernicious, subtle(adj)

    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

    "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"

Wiktionary

  1. pernicious(Adjective)

    Causing much harm in a subtle way.

  2. pernicious(Adjective)

    Causing death or injury; deadly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pernicious(adj)

    quick; swift (to burn)

  2. Pernicious(adj)

    having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked

  3. Origin: [L. pernix, -icis.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

  2. Tom Cardamone:

    This study highlights that illicit financial flows are pervasive and pernicious in the developing world.

  3. Edward Dahlberg:

    The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.

  4. Lisa Maatz:

    The wage gap is a persistent, pernicious problem, and it has been around for awhile, we still have a lot to do to change it, but this is an excellent step forward.

  5. Andre Gide:

    Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • пагубен, гибеленBulgarian
  • verderblich, schädlich, perniziös, tödlich, bösartigGerman
  • θανατηφόρος, ολέθριοςGreek
  • perniciosoSpanish
  • haitallinen, tappava, tuhoisa, turmiollinenFinnish
  • nocif, dangereux, délétère, pernicieux, malsain, nuisibleFrench
  • sgriosailScottish Gaelic
  • jahatIndonesian
  • perniciosoItalian
  • погубенMacedonian
  • schadelijk, destructief, dodelijkDutch
  • zgubny, groźny, szkodliwyPolish
  • vătămător, dăunător, perniciosRomanian
  • пагубный, гибельный, вредный, тлетворныйRussian
  • muzır, pernisiyöz, zararlı, ölümcül, habisTurkish

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