pernicious trend


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pernicious trend

In psychology, an abnormal departure from conventional ideas and social interests.
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"Into the Buzzsaw," on the other hand, draws on the outrage of journalists who see a pernicious trend away from hard-hitting coverage.
In recent decades, however, the oath has been largely abandoned in favor of watered-down alternative vows (or none at all), due in part to the original Hippocratic proviso: "I will not give to a woman an instrument to produce abortion." The pernicious trend has bolstered the transformation of abortion from an evil that physicians should shun into an increasingly accepted aspect of medical care.
A particularly pernicious trend is transforming lower level administrators into instruments of higher authority--the department chair as lackey foreman.