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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.
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Adv.1.perniciously - in a harmfully insidious manner; "these drugs act insidiously"
2.perniciously - in a noxiously baneful way; "this banefully poisoned climate"
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[pɜːˈnɪʃəslɪ] ADVperniciosamente
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