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.
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-- Per*ni"cious*ly, adv., -- Per*ni"cious*ness, n.
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