pernicious


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extremely destructive or harmful

having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably

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exceedingly harmful

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working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

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"Pernicious!" said Mr Clare, with genial scorn; and he proceeded to recount experiences which would show the absurdity of that idea.
A frenzy fit is not one quarter so pernicious; it is an exercise to the Body and if not too violent, is I dare say conducive to Health in its consequences--Run mad as often as you chuse; but do not faint--"
Charity is the most illogical and pernicious of all weaknesses."
I can give you a few extracts from the rest of the letter, for I was permitted to keep this also - perhaps, as an antidote to all pernicious hopes and fancies.
He said that due to power theft not only the general public but honest people were facing the pernicious effects.
We are pooling our knowledge and resources for a unified set of principles and guidelines aimed at stamping out pernicious working practices that thrive in outdated power structures," she said.
ISLAMABAD -- On taking up the matter of pernicious anti-Pakistan campaign on London cabs by the High Commissioner, Syed Ibne Abbas, the Transport for London (TfL) promptly responded and has ordered the removal of offensive advertisements from London cabs immediately.
He was described as a committed "advocate and ambassador" for the "pernicious" terror group by Judge Richard Marks QC as he handed down sentence at the Old Bailey.
Pernicious anemia means that your intestines don't absorb vitamin B12, which results in decreased red blood cell production.
pylori infection may predispose or even be causative in pernicious anemia.
The IgG and IgM paraproteinemia of the kappa type as well as IgA myeloma have been linked with pernicious anaemia [1-3].
However, its association with pernicious anemia has rarely been reported.
Q My poor old dad is getting more and more breathless and we've found out he has pernicious anaemia.
Some of us have for some recent years written about this pernicious rise, but at last the national press are exposing it.
"PERNICIOUS and parasitical" ticket touts are "leeching" from artists such as Adele, a Labour frontbencher has said.