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Another word for pernicious

  1. Extremely destructive or harmful

  2. Having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably

Another word for pernicious

Synonym Study

  • Detrimental implies a causing of damage, loss, or disadvantage to something specified the speech was detrimental to our cause
  • Deleterious implies slower, less irreparable injury to the health the deleterious effects of an unbalanced diet
  • Noxious refers to something that is injurious to physical or mental health noxious fumes
  • Baneful implies a harming by or as if by poisoning a baneful superstition
  • Pernicious applies to that which does great harm by insidiously undermining or weakening pernicious anemia, a pernicious dogma