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  • 1 deleterious — I adjective adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, consuming, corroding, corrosive, damaging, deadly, disadvantageous, disserviceable, envenomed, fatal, foul, harmful, injurious to health, insalubrious, lethal, malefic, maleficent, malignant, miasmal,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Deleterious — Del e*te ri*ous, a. [LL. deleterius noxious, Gr. dhlhth rios, fr. dhlei^sqai to hurt, damage; prob. akin to L. delere to destroy.] Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example. {Del e*te… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Deleterious — means harmful or injurous to health.Deleterious may also refer to:* Deleterious genes …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 deleterious — 1640s, from M.L. deleterius, from Gk. deleterios noxious, from deleter destroyer, from deleisthai to hurt, injure. Related: Deleteriously; deleteriousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 deleterious — detrimental, *pernicious, baneful, noxious Analogous words: injuring or injurious, harming or harmful, hurting or hurtful (see corresponding verbs at INJURE): destroying or destructive (see corresponding verb DESTROY): ruining or ruinous (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 deleterious — [adj] harmful, damaging bad, destroying, destructive, detrimental, hurtful, injurious, mischievous, nocent, nocuous, pernicious, prejudicial, prejudicious, ruining, ruinous; concepts 537,570 Ant. aiding, assisting, helpful …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 deleterious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing harm or damage. DERIVATIVES deleteriously adverb. ORIGIN Greek d l t rios noxious …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 deleterious — [del΄ə tir′ē əs] adj. [Gr dēlētērios < dēlēter, a destroyer < dēleisthai, to injure < IE base * del , to split] harmful to health or well being; injurious SYN. PERNICIOUS deleteriously adv. deleteriousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 deleterious — adjective Etymology: Greek dēlētērios, from dēleisthai to hurt Date: 1643 harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way < deleterious effects > < deleterious to health > Synonyms: see pernicious • deleteriously adverb • deleteriousness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 deleterious — deleteriously, adv. deleteriousness, n. /del i tear ee euhs/, adj. 1. injurious to health: deleterious gases. 2. harmful; injurious: deleterious influences. [1635 45; < Gk deletérios destructive, adj. deriv. of deletér destroyer, equiv. to dele… …

    Universalium

  • 11 deleterious — Injurious; noxious; harmful. [G. deleterios, fr. deleomai, to injure] * * * del·e·te·ri·ous .del ə tir ē əs adj harmful often in a subtle or an unexpected way <the deleterious effects of radiation and chemotherapy on the marrow (Christine… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 deleterious — adj. deleterious to * * * [ˌdelɪ tɪərɪəs] deleterious to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 deleterious — [[t]de̱lɪtɪ͟əriəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that has a deleterious effect on something has a harmful effect on it. [FORMAL] The fear of crime is having a deleterious effect on community life. Syn: destructive, detrimental …

    English dictionary

  • 14 deleterious — adjective /ˌdɛlɪˈtɪəriəs,ˌdɪlɪˈtɪəriəs,ˌdɛləˈtɪriəs/ Harmful or noxious to physical, mental, or moral health. a deleterious chemical Syn: destructive, harmful, hurtful, injurious, noxious …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 deleterious — adj. Deleterious is used with these nouns: ↑consequence, ↑effect, ↑side effect …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 deleterious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. injurious. See wrong, inexpedience. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. injurious, pernicious, unhealthy; see harmful , pernicious . See Synonym Study at pernicious . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 deleterious — del|e|ter|i|ous [ˌdelıˈtıəriəs US ˈtır ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: deleterius, from Greek deleisthai to hurt ] damaging or harmful ▪ the deleterious effects of smoking …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 deleterious — adjective formal damaging or harmful: the deleterious effects of smoking …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 deleterious — adjective the deleterious effects of smoking Syn: harmful, damaging, detrimental, injurious; adverse, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfortunate, undesirable, bad Ant: beneficial …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 deleterious — Synonyms and related words: baleful, baneful, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, deadly, destroying, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, harmful, hurtful, injurious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus