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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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. --
Del`e*te"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Del`e*te"ri*ous*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical
additives" [syn: deleterious, hurtful, injurious]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "deleterious":
baleful, baneful, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive,
counterproductive, damaging, deadly, destroying, destructive,
detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, harmful,
hurtful, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malign, malignant,
mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, pernicious, poisonous,
prejudicial, ruining, ruinous, scatheful, toxic, unadvantageous,
unfavorable, unprofitable, unrewarding, useless, venenate,
veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, worthless
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