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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

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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
  • 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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