noun see deleterious

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  • deleteriousness — noun ( es) : the quality of being deleterious : harmfulness arguments about the deleteriousness of smoking * * * deletēˈriousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑deleterious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deleteriousness — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deleteriousness — See deleteriously. * * * …   Universalium

  • deleteriousness — n. harmfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deleteriousness — del·e·te·ri·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • deleterious — adjective Etymology: Greek dēlētērios, from dēleisthai to hurt Date: 1643 harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way < deleterious effects > < deleterious to health > Synonyms: see pernicious • deleteriously adverb • deleteriousness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alcoholism — /al keuh haw liz euhm, ho /, n. Pathol. a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include… …   Universalium

  • deleterious — deleteriously, adv. deleteriousness, n. /del i tear ee euhs/, adj. 1. injurious to health: deleterious gases. 2. harmful; injurious: deleterious influences. [1635 45; < Gk deletérios destructive, adj. deriv. of deletér destroyer, equiv. to dele… …   Universalium

  • damage — Synonyms and related words: abomination, abuse, afflict, aggravate, aggrieve, amount, atrocity, bad, bane, bankruptcy, befoul, befoulment, bereavement, bewitch, bill, blemish, blight, breakage, breakdown, charge, check, collapse, compensation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • harm — Synonyms and related words: abomination, abuse, afflict, affliction, aggravate, aggrieve, atrocity, bad, badness, bane, banefulness, bankruptcy, befoul, befoulment, bewitch, blemish, blight, bother, breakage, breakdown, bugbear, burden, calamity …   Moby Thesaurus

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