injurious injurious  /ɪn ˈdʒʊ ri əs/


  • (adj) harmful to living things



  1. At 29, after six turbulent, injurious seasons, Joe Namath has established himself as the pre-eminent quarterback in professional football today.
  2. The most politically injurious fallout could be new constraints on Bush's ability to play what had been his strong card--his national-security credentials.
  3. Widows are accorded a tremendous sense of social respect, as well they should be, because they are weathering a life passage that's very injurious.


  1. Baby who fell 2 stories from awning leaves hospital

    The child's parents are charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS 6 Richmond

  2. Baby who fell two stories leaves hospital

    The toddler who plummeted two stories into the arms of a quick-thinking passerby is out of the hospital and his parents are in hot water, awaiting arraignment on child endangerment charges in a Brooklyn court. Sam Miller and Tiffany Demitro are charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday. Their son, whose ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio


  1. "The appearance of wrongdoing, fair or unfair, can be potentially as injurious as actual wrongdoing," McCain told the AP, reflecting on what he said were his lessons from the scandal. "Also, when questions are raised about your integrity or...
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: John McCain Source: 940 News

  2. Thomas Jefferson said it best in Notes on the State of Virginia in 1782: "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Chicago Tribune (blog)

  3. "Clearly the ITC believes these countries are not likely to resume injurious dumping. I'm disappointed, but I hope the ITC's right," Tulloch said.
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Tulloch Source: International Herald Tribune

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