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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. Michael Gordon:

    Infants, toddlers and young children have lung tissue that is many times more sensitive to the deleterious effect of the particulates in cigarette smoke.

  2. David Aronoff:

    There are rules about not smoking in enclosed restaurants and bars because that smoke can be deleterious to someone else's health, now we're in a situation where, if I'm infected with the Covid-19 virus, my breath can be lethal to someone else.

  3. 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.

  4. James Nestor:

    Stanford University scientists knew it wasn't going to be good, because there's a very firm scientific foundation showing all the deleterious effects of mouth breathing, from periodontal disease to metabolic disorders.

  5. Andreas Flouris:

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

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