[in-joo r-ee-uh s] /ɪnˈdʒʊər i əs/

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

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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