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Definition of "injurious" []

  • Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful: eating habits that are injurious to one's health. (adjective)
  • Slanderous; libelous: made injurious statements about his rival. (adjective)
  • Causing damage or harm; deleterious; hurtful (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Abusive, slanderous, or libellous (adjective)

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Use "injurious" in a sentence
  • "II. iii.40 (50,4) [Oh, injurious love] Her execution was respited on account of her pregnancy, the effects of her love: therefore she calls it _injurious_; not that it brought her to shame, but that it hindered her freeing herself from it."
  • "The result was that the sugar content of the blood of the patient fell to the normal, the passing of sugar into the urine was reduced to a minimum, and the general state of poisoning, acidosis, which is caused by certain injurious substances which are formed in this kind of diabetes mainly through disturbance in the fat metabolism, often in great quantities, was checked."
  • "If you say another word injurious to my brother's memory, I'll leave this house and let you starve for all I'll do for you."