Injurious



[in-joo r-ee-uh s] /ɪnˈdʒʊər i əs/

adjective
1.
harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect:
injurious eating habits.
2.
doing or involving or wrong, as to another:
injurious behavior.
3.
insulting; abusive; defamatory; offensive:
an injurious statement.
/ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəs/
adjective
1.
causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful
2.
abusive, slanderous, or libellous
adj.

early 15c., “abusive,” from Middle French injurios (14c., Modern French injurieux) and directly from Latin injuriosus “unlawful, wrongful, harmful, noxious,” from injuria (see injury). Related: Injuriously.

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