injurious

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English injurious, from Anglo-Norman enjurius, from Latin iniūriōsus; analysable as injury +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

injurious (comparative more injurious, superlative most injurious)

  1. Causing physical harm or injury; harmful, hurtful.
  2. Causing harm to one's reputation; invidious, defamatory, libelous, slanderous.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman enjurius, from Latin iniūriōsus; equivalent to injurie +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /inˌdʒiu̯ˈriuːs/, /inˈdʒiu̯rius/

Adjective[edit]

injurious (rare, Late ME)

  1. (of speech) Rude, offensive, distasteful.
  2. Morally wrong or evil; potentially dangerous.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]