pernicious synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term pernicious:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilent(adj)

    exceedingly harmful

    Synonyms:
    pernicious, pestiferous, deathly, virulent, baneful, venomous, baleful, mortal, insidious, lethal, pestilent, deadly, plaguey, subtle, pestilential, mortal(a)

    Antonyms:
    harmless, innocuous

  2. insidious, pernicious, subtle(adj)

    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

    Synonyms:
    pestilent, elusive, subtle, baneful, pernicious, insidious, deadly

    Antonyms:
    harmless, innocuous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pernicious

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pernicious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hurtful, deleterious, injurious, detrimental, baneful, baleful, prejudicial, noxious, mischievous, damaging, disadvantageous, destructive, ruinous, fatal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

harmful, perverse, detrimental, damaging, deleterious, malignant, adverse, disastrous, malign, malicious, evil



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