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deleterious

del·e·te·ri·ous

deleterious

 
 
pronunciation:
de l ti ri s
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: harmful or injurious, as to health.
Smoking has a deleterious effect on one's health.
synonyms:
bad, damaging, harmful, injurious, insalubrious, noisome, noxious, unwholesome
antonyms:
beneficial, benign, noninjurious, salutary
similar words:
baneful, dangerous, destructive, detrimental, hurtful, inimical, malignant, pernicious, toxic, unhealthy, virulent
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derivations: deleteriously (adv.), deleteriousness (n.)