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Synonyms for pernicious
pərˈnɪʃ əsper·ni·cious

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilentadjective

    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, subtleadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perniciousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perniciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    deleterious, harmful, noisome, baleful, vicious

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How to use pernicious in a sentence?

  1. Andre Gide:

    Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

  2. The Russian foreign ministry:

    In our view, the United States and other NATO members should have long abandoned the pernicious one-sided steps in the missile defence field. They wouldn't have to worry about the consequences then.

  3. Paul Kirk:

    The unlimited amounts of money flooding our political system from a narrow and immensely wealthy slice of American society is the most pernicious internal peril threatening the fundamental tenets of economic, political, moral and social justice and, not least, the fairness and vibrancy of our representative democracy.

  4. Tom Cardamone:

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

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.


Translations for pernicious

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  • гибелен, пагубенBulgarian
  • bösartig, perniziös, schädlich, tödlich, verderblichGerman
  • θανατηφόρος, ολέθριοςGreek
  • perniciosoSpanish
  • tuhoisa, haitallinen, turmiollinen, tappavaFinnish
  • malsain, nuisible, dangereux, pernicieux, nocif, délétèreFrench
  • sgriosailScottish Gaelic
  • हानिकारकHindi
  • jahatIndonesian
  • perniciosoItalian
  • 有害なJapanese
  • погубенMacedonian
  • schadelijk, dodelijk, destructiefDutch
  • zgubny, szkodliwy, groźnyPolish
  • dăunător, vătămător, perniciosRomanian
  • вредный, пагубный, гибельный, тлетворныйRussian
  • muzır, ölümcül, zararlı, habis, pernisiyözTurkish

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