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pernicious

per ni shuhs

  • s  exceedingly harmful
  • s  working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

  • Inspite of medical advances, the most pernicious forms of cancer like pancreatic, lung and brain are still nearly invincible.
  • The movie has not been true to the book; the director has made some pernicious changes.
  • The suicide is a pernicious story circulated by the police; this is cold-blooded murder.
News & Articles

  • To Bruins, Brad Marchand good as gold
    Brad Marchand is either the kind of guy you love or the kind of guy you love to hate, depending on the color of your sweater. If you wear black and gold, he’s a pesky, persistent purveyor of pure grit. He’s your kind of guy. If you wear red and black with a little war paint, he’s a pernicious pest. He’s not your kind of guy — he’s a cheap-shot kind of guy.
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Borges: To Bruins, Brad Marchand good as gold...
    Brad Marchand is either the kind of guy you love or the kind of guy you love to hate, depending on the color of your sweater. If you wear black and gold, he’s a pesky, persistent purveyor of pure grit. He’s your kind of guy. If you wear red and black with a little war paint, he’s a pernicious pest. He’s not your kind of guy — he’s a cheap-shot kind of guy.
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • To Bruins, Brad Marchand good as gold — but foes see only red
    Brad Marchand is either the kind of guy you love or the kind of guy you love to hate, depending on the color of your sweater. If you wear black and gold, he’s a pesky, persistent purveyor of pure grit. He’s your kind of guy. If you wear red and black with a little war paint, he’s a pernicious pest. He’s not your kind of guy — he’s a cheap-shot kind of guy.
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald
Quotes

  • Dana Perino in Guardian Unlimited
    White House press secretary Dana Perino called the Times story "pernicious and troubling."
  • Stephen Harper in Canada.com
    Anti-Semitism is a pernicious evil that must be exposed, that must be confronted, that must be repudiated, whenever and wherever it appears,said Harper. "Under our government, Canada will remain an unyielding defender of Jewish religious...
  • Michael Bloomberg in Forbes
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the crime "a pernicious scheme" to single out a victim because of his sexual orientation.

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