pernicious


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pernicious \Per*ni"cious\, a. [L. perniciosus, from pernicies
   destruction, from pernecare to kill or slay outright; per +
   necare to kill, slay: cf. F. pernicieux. Cf. Nuisance,
   Necromancy.]
   Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very
   mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.
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         Let this pernicious hour
         Stand aye accursed in the calendar.      --Shak.
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         Pernicious to his health.                --Prescott.
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   Syn: Destructive; ruinous; deadly; noxious; injurious;
        baneful; deleterious; hurtful; mischievous.
        [1913 Webster] -- Per*ni"cious*ly, adv., --
        Per*ni"cious*ness, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pernicious \Per*ni"cious\, a. [L. pernix, -icis.]
   Quick; swift (to burn). [R.] --Milton.
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