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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Intrinsic factor antibody testing, automated diagnosis of pernicious anemia.
Profiles of black and Latin-American patients having pernicious anemia.
Two pernicious trends threaten to sap some of the pleasure of exploring those miles of aisles.
One has only to survey a few people to see how abysmally ignorant they are about the stars in the night sky--which they have basically never seen--to understand the pernicious effects of light pollution on our very nature as intelligent beings.
is a revelation of how right-wing religious pernicious influence played a significant role in the influencing of America's politically right-wing executive members.
And King went on national television, drawing skepticism from sympathetic network anchors when he told them and the country that racism in Chicago was more pernicious than its formalized, Southern form, and that the problems that trapped blacks in poverty in the North were the nation's most compelling moral crisis.
In Mexico, however, an innovative program aims to tackle one of the most pernicious threats to forests: The onslaught of poor families who have few economic alternatives.
Gaston's multimillion-dollar business empire thrived on anticipating the needs of the black community in Birmingham, a city that once stood as a symbol of the most pernicious racial oppression.
Osama bin Laden hasn't yet been able to replicate 9/11, but the silent damage he has inflicted on American freedom is almost as pernicious as the effects of a dirty bomb.
The serpent--is it a symbol of evil and pernicious sex, or is it a form of the life-renewing great Goddess?
Writing in 1967, at the height of Minimalism, Clement Greenberg worried that the aesthetic field had devolved into a diffuse and unmotivated panorama of "non-art" and design, a pernicious development that the then-embattled critic understood as an unmitigated and unilateral abjuration of tradition.
400 hitter, when a pernicious eye condition put him out of commission for an entire season.
There is today, particularly in Canada, a pernicious linguistic double-standard; it is this.
Laws against interracial marriage were pernicious in every respect, limiting the choices of whites and nonwhites alike.
He might wish to bear in mind that these communities, in addition to suffering the evils of Thatcherism, have been, for generations, the victims of inept or even pernicious Labour control at a local level.