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injurious

(ĭn-jo͝or′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful: eating habits that are injurious to one's health.
2. Offensive or insulting; hurtful: made injurious statements about his rival.

in·ju′ri·ous·ly adv.
in·ju′ri·ous·ness n.
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One hates to see a book begin by egregiously and injuriously misquoting the most important previous work in its field.
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The main text is dated 8 February 1800, but a 'Supplement' (dated 18 February) is tacked on, containing an 'anonymous Letter' the actors had received from the proprietors, proposing 'That all the objects for which you are so injuriously and violently contending be referred to the Lord Chamberlain, to whose decision the Proprietors will implicitly submit' (Supplement, 1).
the great office of his majesty to resume the exercise of his negative power, and to prevent the passage of laws by any one legislature of the empire which might bear injuriously on the rights and interests of another.
An offense involving untruthfulness so glaring as to affect the administration of justice injuriously."); THE LAW DICTIONARY (2002) ("a flexible term for forgery, perjury, counterfeiting, alteration of instruments, and other frauds.").
property, and many titles may be injuriously affected by their
And yet, in such a system, it is even happy when such compromises can take place: for upon some occasions things will not admit of accommodation; and then the measures of government must be injuriously suspended, or fatally defeated.
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We have trained and then issued cracker shells and less-than-lethal munitions (12-gauge beanbag or rubber bullet shells) to private landowners so they could injuriously harass any wolves near their livestock or property.
IN WARM CLIMATE REGIONS, plant roots often are exposed to soil temperatures that reach injuriously high levels, which strongly influences shoot growth and even survival of whole plants especially for cool-season species (Paulsen, 1994).