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Synonyms for deleterious
ˌdɛl ɪˈtɪər i əsdele·te·ri·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. deleteriousadjective

    harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way (as for example deleterious effects, deleterious to health).

    Synonyms:
    harmful, noxious, injurious, pernicious, destructive, hurtful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deleterious

    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, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deleterious

    Synonyms:
    destructive, noxious, injurious, poisonous, pernicious

    Antonyms:
    wholesome, nutritious, esculent, conservative, beneficial

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deleterious, hurtful, injuriousadjective

    harmful to living things

    "deleterious chemical additives"

    Synonyms:
    hurtful, injurious

    Antonyms:
    harmless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deleteriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    destructive, deadly, poisonous, noxious

  2. deleteriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious, pernicious, hurtful, unwholesome

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deleteriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    hurtful, noxious, pernicious

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How to use deleterious in a sentence?

  1. Ian Kerner:

    You can sometimes discover or explore taboos through porn that they can't in real life, the real issue is when it's kept a secret. Studies show that the main deleterious effect is not so much the content itself, but the shame and secrecy that contextualized its use.

  2. Jacqueline Robinson:

    They're essentially the marine equivalent of an island species, the vaquitas' naturally low abundance has allowed them to gradually purge highly deleterious recessive gene variants that might negatively affect their health under inbreeding.

  3. Sriram Sankararaman:

    We are beginning to learn more about the impact of DNA from archaic hominins on human biology, we now know that both Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA was deleterious in general but there were some genes where this DNA had an adaptive impact. For example, altitude adaptation in Tibetans was likely facilitated by a Denisovan introgressed gene.

  4. Andreas Flouris:

    Failing to prepare means preparing to fail, as heat can have deleterious effects on our health.

  5. Sheldon Cohen:

    This suggests that being hugged by a trusted person may act as an effective means of conveying support and that increasing the frequency of hugs might be an effective means of reducing the deleterious effects of stress, the apparent protective effect of hugs may be attributable to the physical contact itself or to hugging being a behavioral indicator of support and intimacy.


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