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Synonyms for pernicious
pərˈnɪʃ əs

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    exceedingly harmful

    Synonyms:
    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

    "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"

    Synonyms:
    pestilent, elusive, subtle, baneful, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pernicious

    Synonyms:
    hurtful, harmful, noxious, deleterious, detrimental, destructive, deadly, injurious, baneful

    Antonyms:
    beneficial, wholesome, innocuous, undetrimental, innocent, salutary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pernicious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pernicious(a)

    Synonyms:
    deleterious, harmful, noisome, baleful, vicious

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How to use pernicious in a sentence?

  1. Tom Cardamone:

    This study highlights that illicit financial flows are pervasive and pernicious in the developing world.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

  3. Security Center Bill Evanina:

    When the Biden administration steps in on Day One, they will have an optic of how pernicious and sophisticated the threat — not only from the Chinese Communist Party, but from Russia, Iran, and others, and they will have a head start in trying to find the correct avenues to pivot and understand the threat, and find creative ways to mitigate the threat.

  4. Bill Burns:

    There is the particularly pernicious practice of going after individual career officers, either because they worked on controversial issues in the last administration, or as in the case of Masha Yovanovitch, a terrific apolitical career diplomat who was doing her job extraordinarily well, were attacked, deeply unfairly, for political reasons, we have career people who did their jobs, followed their instructions, served their country loyally, and they are being treated as pawns in a political struggle.

  5. Samuel Tombs:

    The MPC's decision to stand pat today ... looks set to repeated over the next few months while inflation hovers near zero, but by the summer, it should be clear that the UK's deflation is neither pernicious nor long-lasting.

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Translations for pernicious

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  • пагубен, гибеленBulgarian
  • verderblich, schädlich, perniziös, tödlich, bösartigGerman
  • θανατηφόρος, ολέθριοςGreek
  • perniciosoSpanish
  • haitallinen, tappava, tuhoisa, turmiollinenFinnish
  • nocif, dangereux, délétère, pernicieux, malsain, nuisibleFrench
  • sgriosailScottish Gaelic
  • हानिकारकHindi
  • jahatIndonesian
  • perniciosoItalian
  • 有害なJapanese
  • погубенMacedonian
  • schadelijk, destructief, dodelijkDutch
  • zgubny, groźny, szkodliwyPolish
  • vătămător, dăunător, perniciosRomanian
  • пагубный, гибельный, вредный, тлетворныйRussian
  • muzır, pernisiyöz, zararlı, ölümcül, habisTurkish

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