|part of speech:
||harmful or injurious, as to health.
Smoking has a deleterious effect on one's health.
- bad, damaging, harmful, injurious, insalubrious, noisome, noxious, unwholesome
- beneficial, benign, noninjurious, salutary
- similar words:
- baneful, dangerous, destructive, detrimental, hurtful, inimical, malignant, pernicious, toxic, unhealthy, virulent
||evil, ill, injurious
||deleteriously (adv.), deleteriousness (n.)