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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 for "deleterious":

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

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  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. 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. 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.

  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. Kristine Yaffe:

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

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