Synonyms for deleterious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : del-i-teer-ee-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˌdɛl ɪˈtɪər i əs

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Définition of deleterious

Origin :
  • 1640s, from Medieval Latin deleterius, from Greek deleterios "noxious," from deleter "destroyer," from deleisthai "to hurt, injure." Related: Deleteriously; deleteriousness.
  • adj harmful, damaging
Example sentences :
  • But it is also true that some of the most deleterious books we have are romances.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848 » by Various
  • Moreover, slavish imitation in any art has a deleterious influence.
  • Extract from : « Style in Singing » by W. E. Haslam
  • I hope the bill will pass without any deleterious amendments.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain's Speeches » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • War is unlikely to begin in India, and the climate is deleterious in the summer months.
  • Extract from : « The Dark Tower » by Phyllis Bottome
  • The vapor of charcoal in a close room is so deleterious as to cause death.
  • Extract from : « Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book » by Eliza Leslie
  • This is deleterious to the health of man, but vastly more so to these apes.
  • Extract from : « Gorillas & Chimpanzees » by R. L. Garner
  • In huge quantities, and constantly taken, I dare say it is deleterious.
  • Extract from : « Of Walks and Walking Tours » by Arnold Haultain
  • It will be like new bread without its deleterious qualities.
  • Extract from : « The Young Housekeeper's Friend » by Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
  • Deleterious occupations or such as were injurious to health were prohibited.
  • Extract from : « Peru in the Guano Age » by Alexander James Duffield
  • These deleterious chlorinated oily compounds may be removed by agitation with strong sulphuric acid, or by distillation from it.
  • Extract from : « Cooley's Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades..., Sixth Edition, Volume I » by Arnold Cooley

Antonyms for deleterious

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