pernicious

[p_ɜː_n_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_s], [pɜːnˈɪʃəs], [pɜːnˈɪʃəs]

Definitions of pernicious:

  1.   Perniciously. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Perniciousness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Highly injurious or hurtful; destructive. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Killing utterly: hurtful: destructive: highly injurious. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Destructive; hurtful; noxious. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Destructive; hurtful; tending to injure or destroy. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Destructive to life. – Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8.   Highly injurious; tending to injure or destroy, as health or morals; deadly; destructive. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for pernicious:

  1. Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion. – Allan Bloom
  2. No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration. – Martin Van Buren
  3. The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent. – Edward Dahlberg
  4. Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. – Andre Gide
  5. In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful. – Leo Tolstoy

Usage examples for pernicious:

  1. The one embodies a pernicious and a false ideal; the other embodies the ideal that must appeal to all that is noble and divine in human life, and it thus ministers to moral progress by its contribution to the elevation of the social tone. ” – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  2. Bay leaves, bitter almonds, and fruit kernels, if not equally dangerous, are pernicious enough to make it very advisable not to use them. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  3. Because of this failure to consider the motive back of the deed, many books on morals and ethics are absolutely pernicious – God's Plan with Men by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  4. But nothing is more capable of being adulterated, or of producing more pernicious effects on the human constitution, and therefore it requires the strictest attention. ” – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  5. He was now so fully the son of his mother; resembling so closely her beautiful but pernicious features; but it was that flash of lightning that brought Adelaide back to consciousness; or had it shown her the unholy fire which burned in his eyes? ” – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  6. Her delay in sending forth Leicester, with at least a moderate contingent, to the rescue, was most pernicious – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  7. Thus the country may be rid of a man so pernicious or at any rate he will be held in perpetual fear, and therefore prevented from executing leisurely his designs. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  8. Therefore it was a duty to withhold from him every influence which could favour these pernicious views and wishes, and Pedro de Soto had also been young and knew only too well what power so beautiful a woman, with such bewitching gifts, could exert upon the man whose heart cherishes her. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. “ I tell you at once that I consider Miss Blake a most pernicious young woman, and as your father I can only express the hope that you do not intend to allow her to re- assert her evil influence over you. ” – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  10. But before you set your face in earnest, we would ask you to consider if the vacancy or chaos which is sure to follow, be not more pernicious than what you would end. ” – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

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