What does pernicious mean?

Definitions for pernicious
pərˈnɪʃ əsper·ni·cious

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pernicious.

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)

    Etymology: [L. pernix, -icis.]

  2. Pernicious(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. pernix, -icis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pernicious

    per-nish′us, adj. killing utterly: hurtful: destructive: highly injurious.—adv. Perni′ciously.—n. Perni′ciousness. [Fr.,—L. perniciosusper, completely, nex, necis, death by violence.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pernicious

    very dangerous or harmful, especially to someone’s moral character; highly injurious or destructive : DEADLY; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, hurtful,ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, prejudicial, wicked;having a very harmful effect or influence:offensive,fatal,toxic,poisonous,malicious,malign,malignant,malevolent,venomous,causing insidious harm or ruin;hurtful,ruinous,noisome,maleficent,in the sense of bad,sharmful,disastrous,unhealthy,disadvantageous,in the sense of baleful,menacing, or vindictive,threatening,frightening,forbidding,intimidating,sinister,ominous,pernicious (formal),intimidatory,minatory,bodeful,louring or lowering,minacious,in the sense of baneful,calamitous;Extremely destructive or harmful:pestilent, pestilential, virulent.Having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably:destructive, ruinous. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way:insidious,

    Since every big chipmaker uses someAmerican tools,the effectis to freeze Huawei out completely. The Chinese giant denounced a “pernicious” decision that “threatens to undermine the entire industry worldwide”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pernicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pernicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pernicious in a Sentence

  1. The Russian foreign ministry:

    In our view, the United States and other NATO members should have long abandoned the pernicious one-sided steps in the missile defence field. They wouldn't have to worry about the consequences then.

  2. Tom Cardamone:

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

  3. Bill Burns:

    There is the particularly pernicious practice of going after individual career officers, either because they worked on controversial issues in the last administration, or as in the case of Masha Yovanovitch, a terrific apolitical career diplomat who was doing her job extraordinarily well, were attacked, deeply unfairly, for political reasons, we have career people who did their jobs, followed their instructions, served their country loyally, and they are being treated as pawns in a political struggle.

  4. Jon Voight:

    There are a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and they’re not very welcome, Voight told the December issue of Cigar Afficiando. It’s a big surprise that we’ve come to this juncture where people with patriotic thoughts could not find a home in Hollywood. i think the word ‘progressive’ is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for ‘communist,’ he said. What they propose is the reverse of progress. It’s some that that does taste of communism and Karl Marx’s pernicious philosophy.

  5. 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.

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Translations for pernicious

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

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