injuriousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

injurious +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

injuriousness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being injurious.
    • 1851, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers[1]:
      Congress entertained an opinion of its injuriousness to the character of the Indians, and passed laws excluding it.
    • 1916, James Marchant, Alfred Russel Wallace= Letters and Reminiscences Vol 2 (of 2)[2]:
      It is clear that some form of selection must always co-operate in degeneration, such as economy of growth, which he hardly notices except as a possible but not a necessary factor, or actual injuriousness.