pernicious definition

  • adjective:
    • maintaining cause demise or serious injury; deadly: a pernicious virus.
    • Causing great damage; destructive: pernicious rumors.
    • Archaic Evil; wicked.
    • Causing much damage in a subtle method.
    • Causing death or damage; dangerous.
    • fast; quick (burning).
    • Having the quality of hurting or killing; destructive; really mischievous; baleful; destructive; sinful.
    • extremely harmful
    • working or dispersing in a hidden and often injurious means
  • others:
    • getting the residential property of damaging or becoming damaging; upsetting; destructive.
    • Wicked; harmful; evil-hearted.
    • Fast.

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