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1. Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful: eating habits that are injurious to one's health.
2. Offensive or insulting; hurtful: made injurious statements about his rival.

in·ju′ri·ous·ly adv.
in·ju′ri·ous·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.injuriousness - destructiveness that causes harm or injury
destructiveness - the quality of causing destruction
insidiousness - subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
virulence, virulency - extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease); "the virulence of the plague"
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"There has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence, based on indicators like the percentage of gun crimes resulting in death or the share of gunfire incidents resulting in injury." They concluded that "should it be renewed, the ban's effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement."
He fails to point out that many studies, including one from the University of Pennsylvania, showed the law had "no discernible effect in the lethality or injuriousness of gun violence."There are many semi-automatic weapons, other than so-called "assault weapons," including handguns that, with 10 rounds or fewer magazines, could kill just as many people.
These are distilled from fragrant plants, have passionate smell, exhibit little injuriousness to animals and bees and have less detrimental influence over surroundings and aeclectic public approval (Isman, 2000).