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per·ni·cious

 (pər-nĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly: a pernicious virus.
2. Causing great harm; destructive: pernicious rumors.

[Middle English, from Old French pernicios, from Latin perniciōsus, from perniciēs, destruction : per-, per- + nex, nec-, violent death; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

per·ni′cious·ly adv.
per·ni′cious·ness n.

pernicious

(pəˈnɪʃəs)
adj
1. wicked or malicious: pernicious lies.
2. causing grave harm; deadly
[C16: from Latin perniciōsus, from perniciēs ruin, from per- (intensive) + nex death]
perˈniciously adv
perˈniciousness n

per•ni•cious

(pərˈnɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous: a pernicious lie.
2. Obs. evil; wicked.
[1515–25; < Latin perniciōsus ruinous =pernici(ēs) ruin (per- per- + -nici-, comb. form of nex death, murder (s. nec-) + -iēs n. suffix) + -ōsus -ous]
per•ni′cious•ly, adv.
per•ni′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pernicious - exceedingly harmfulpernicious - exceedingly harmful      
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
2.pernicious - working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

pernicious

pernicious

adjective
1. Extremely destructive or harmful:
2. Having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably:
Translations
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pernicious

[pɜːˈnɪʃəs]
A. ADJ
1. [idea, influence] → pernicioso
the pernicious custom ofla perniciosa or funesta costumbre de ...
2. (Med) → pernicioso
B. CPD pernicious anaemia Nanemia f perniciosa

pernicious

[pərˈnɪʃəs] adj [influence, effect] → pernicieux/euse

pernicious

adjschädlich; (Med) → perniziös, bösartig

pernicious

[pɜːˈnɪʃəs] adjnocivo/a, dannoso/a (Med) → pernicioso/a

per·ni·ci·ous

a. pernicioso-a, nocivo-a, destructivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
That which maketh the effect more pernicious, is that all proportion is lost.
Having fairly well advanced his own affairs Angel listened in a willing silence, as they jogged on together through the shady lanes, to his father's account of his parish difficulties, and the coldness of brother clergymen whom he loved, because of his strict interpretations of the New Testament by the light of what they deemed a pernicious Calvinistic doctrine.
Then there remains the most interesting subject--that, as it is, has only been touched on incidentally--of the magnificent system of military organisation in force in that country, which, in my opinion, is much superior to that inaugurated by Chaka in Zululand, inasmuch as it permits of even more rapid mobilisation, and does not necessitate the employment of the pernicious system of enforced celibacy.
1843, comments on this passage as follows: "That great patron and Coryphaeus of this tribe, Nicolo Machiavel, laid down this for a master rule in his political scheme: 'That the show of religion was helpful to the politician, but the reality of it hurtful and pernicious.
But lest our readers, of a different complexion, should take this occasion of too hastily condemning all compassion as a folly, and pernicious to society, we think proper to mention another particular which might possibly have some little share in this action.
It may have been that he was too bright a genius to live long, or it may have been that he took some pernicious substance into his bill, and thence into his maw--which is not improbable, seeing that he new-pointed the greater part of the garden-wall by digging out the mortar, broke countless squares of glass by scraping away the putty all round the frames, and tore up and swallowed, in splinters, the greater part of a wooden staircase of six steps and a landing--but after some three years he too was taken ill, and died before the kitchen fire.
But when I return I shall hope to find that you have reconsidered your conduct, and that you have shaken yourself clear of the pernicious influences which have recently made such an alteration in your conduct.
Senor," replied Sancho, "let your worship send all such oaths to the devil, for they are very pernicious to salvation and prejudicial to the conscience; just tell me now, if for several days to come we fall in with no man armed with a helmet, what are we to do?
They have been held up to the people in all the exaggerated colors of misrepresentation as the pernicious engines by which their local governments were to be destroyed and their liberties exterminated; as the hideous monster whose devouring jaws would spare neither sex nor age, nor high nor low, nor sacred nor profane; and yet, strange as it may appear, after all this clamor, to those who may not have happened to contemplate them in the same light, it may be affirmed with perfect confidence that the constitutional operation of the intended government would be precisely the same, if these clauses were entirely obliterated, as if they were repeated in every article.
Hence, a very pernicious encouragement is given to the use of unlawful means, for obtaining irregular returns.
He belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of abolishing pernicious insects.
Charity is the most illogical and pernicious of all weaknesses.