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deleterious Explained

deleterious at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deleterious at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1643, from Gk. deleterios, from deleter "destroyer," from deleisthai "to hurt, injure." ///

deleterious at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: deleterius, from Greek deleisthai 'to hurt']// damaging or harmful// --the deleterious effects of smoking//

deleterious at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "deleterious":
baleful, baneful, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive,
counterproductive, damaging, deadly, destroying, destructive,
detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, harmful,
hurtful, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malign, malignant,
mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, pernicious, poisonous,
prejudicial, ruining, ruinous, scatheful, toxic, unadvantageous,
unfavorable, unprofitable, unrewarding, useless, venenate,
veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, worthless

deleterious at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Evil): disastrous, bad, awry, out of joint, disadvantageous, evil, noisome, deleterious, prejudicial, mischievous.

[ADJ] (Badness): hurtful, harmful, baleful, injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, malefic, malignant, noxious, noisome, prejudicial, disadvantageous, sinister, obnoxious, untoward, malevolent.

deleterious at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) harmful and damaging:
the deleterious effect of stress on health

Deleterious at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Del`e*te"ri*ous*ness}, n.

deleterious at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
[syn: {hurtful}, {injurious}]

deleterious at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » δηλητήριος||noxious, deleterious|tr=dēlētērios|lang=grc, from Inter: term » δηλητήρ||a destroyer|tr=dēlētēr|lang=grc, from Inter: term » δηλέομαι||I hurt, damage, spoil, waste|tr=dēleomai|lang=grc.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˌdɛlɪˈtɪəriəs/|/ˌdɪlɪˈtɪəriəs/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˌdɛləˈtɪriəs/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-deleterious.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪəriəs


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way (as for example deleterious effects, deleterious to health).
    1. 1850, Category: w - :Nathaniel Hawthorne|Nathaniel Hawthorne, Category: s - :The Scarlet Letter/XV|The Scarlet Letter – Chapter XV:
    2. : Or might it suffice him, that every wholesome growth should be converted into something deleterious and malignant at his touch?


      * Inter: sense » harmful destructive, harmful, hurtful, injurious, noxious, pernicious; see also Category: Wikisaurus:harmful -

      Derived terms

      * deleteriously

      Related terms

      * delete

  • deletion
  • deletory


    Inter: trans-top » harmful
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вреден
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|deleteri
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|délétère
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|deleterio

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szkodliwy
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sgriosail
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|deletéreo
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|menlig

    Inter: trans-botto » m

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    * Inter: R:OneLoo » k
    Translation: et » deleterious
    Translation: el » deleterious
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    Translation: ko » deleterious
    Translation: io » deleterious
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    Translation: hu » deleterious
    Translation: ml » deleterious
    Translation: my » deleterious
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    Translation: zh » deleterious