Adjective(1) exceedingly harmful(2) working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
(1) The register will make an important contribution to tackling this pernicious evil.(2) Yet this fear of the pernicious effects of property rights did not last for long.(3) Instrumental rationality has had a particularly pernicious effect on the environment.(4) In fact, it can actually be pernicious because it covers up a reality.(5) What worries me are the pernicious influences on athletes like him.(6) It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.(7) Physiological laws can explain the harmful and pernicious effects of deep breathing.(8) The trouble is that fear is almost as pernicious as perceived danger.(9) Over the past few months and years, some pernicious myths have started to become a little too popular.(10) Trying to keep out the pernicious effects of popular culture is a losing battle.(11) Just putting some healthier options on the menu doesn't counteract the more pernicious effect a large global corporation has.(12) At the same time, the pernicious influence of new urban cultural patterns could share some of the blame for rural degeneration.(13) I pretend to teach young people about the pernicious effects of a total surveillance state.(14) At its most extreme whole economies are destroyed by its pernicious influence.(15) Instead, they say, it is a pernicious and widespread cancer infecting the media and political classes across Europe.(16) He's correct that the right of jury nullification trumps any worries about the possible pernicious effects of the drug.
(1) pernicious anemia :: Perniziosa
(2) pernicious habits :: verderbliche Gewohnheiten
1. harmful ::
2. pestilent ::
3. subtle ::
1. anodyne ::
2. benign ::
3. innocent ::
4. innocuous ::
5. inoffensive ::
6. safe ::
pernicious, perniciously, perniciousness
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We can pick up right where I left off
in 1999 when I had PERNICIOUS anemia.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 2
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