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Synonyms for deleterious
ˌdɛl ɪˈtɪər i əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deleterious, hurtful, injurious(adj)

    harmful to living things

    "deleterious chemical additives"

    hurtful, injurious



  1. deleterious(adjective)

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

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deleterious

    destructive, noxious, injurious, poisonous, pernicious

    wholesome, nutritious, esculent, conservative, beneficial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deleterious(a.)

    destructive, deadly, poisonous, noxious

  2. deleterious(a.)

    injurious, pernicious, hurtful, unwholesome

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deleterious(a)

    hurtful, noxious, pernicious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    harmful, noxious, detrimental, adverse, damaging, pernicious, negative, injurious, prejudicial

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  1. 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.

  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. Kristine Yaffe:

    It does say - on average - participation in football doesn't carry deleterious cognitive outcomes later in life.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    And then when they do get infected, given the social determinants of health which make it for them, have a higher incidence of diseases like hypertension, obesity, diabetes, they are at much greater risk of suffering the deleterious consequences including death.

  5. 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.

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