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No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
Martin Van Buren

Meaning of "pernicious" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERNICIOUS

From Latin perniciōsus, from perniciēs ruin, from per- (intensive) + nex death.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PERNICIOUS

pernicious  [pəˈnɪʃəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERNICIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pernicious is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PERNICIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pernicious

Pernicious is an American supernatural horror film directed by James Cullen Bressack, who also wrote the story. The film stars Ciara Hanna, Emily O'Brien, and Jackie Moore.

Definition of pernicious in the English dictionary

The definition of pernicious in the dictionary is wicked or malicious. Other definition of pernicious is causing grave harm; deadly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERNICIOUS


Aloysius
ˌæləʊˈɪʃəs
ambitious
æmˈbɪʃəs
audacious
ɔːˈdeɪʃəs
auspicious
ɔːˈspɪʃəs
bootylicious
ˌbuːtɪˈlɪʃəs
curvaceous
kɜːˈveɪʃəs
delicious
dɪˈlɪʃəs
efficacious
ˌɛfɪˈkeɪʃəs
fictitious
fɪkˈtɪʃəs
gracious
ˈɡreɪʃəs
malicious
məˈlɪʃəs
Mauritius
məˈrɪʃəs
nutritious
njuːˈtrɪʃəs
ostentatious
ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs
spacious
ˈspeɪʃəs
superstitious
ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃəs
suspicious
səˈspɪʃəs
tenacious
tɪˈneɪʃəs
vicious
ˈvɪʃəs
voracious
vɒˈreɪʃəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERNICIOUS

permutability
permutable
permutableness
permutably
permutate
permutation
permutational
permute
pern
Pernambuco
pernancy
pernicious anaemia
perniciously
perniciousness
pernicketiness
pernickety
Pernik
pernio
pernoctate
pernoctation

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERNICIOUS

atrocious
capricious
collective unconscious
conscious
ferocious
health-conscious
hellacious
judicious
luscious
officious
precious
precocious
previous
pugnacious
safety-conscious
salacious
self-conscious
specious
subconscious
unconscious
vivacious

Synonyms and antonyms of pernicious in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERNICIOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pernicious» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pernicious

Translation of «pernicious» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERNICIOUS

Find out the translation of pernicious to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pernicious from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pernicious» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

极为有害的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nocivo
570 millions of speakers

English

pernicious
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सांघातिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخبيث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пагубной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nocivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষতিকর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pernicieux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merosakkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schädlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

有害な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

치명적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pernicious
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguy hiểm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपायकारक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zararlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nocivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zgubny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

згубної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pernicios
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ολέθρια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skadelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

perniciös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pernisiøs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pernicious

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERNICIOUS»

The term «pernicious» is regularly used and occupies the 57.272 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERNICIOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pernicious

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10 QUOTES WITH «PERNICIOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pernicious.
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Allan Bloom
Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
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Martin Van Buren
No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
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Edward Dahlberg
The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.
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Virchand Gandhi
We all understand that the debasement of a nation's coinage is very pernicious and must prove disastrous to its commerce. How much more dangerous is the debasement of the spiritual coinage!
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Andre Gide
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
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Joseph Heller
But that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents.
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Alexander Herzen
All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
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James Jones
You see, as I go along, I've come to consider bravery as just about the most pernicious of virtues. Bravery is a horrible thing. The human race has it left over from the animal world and we can't get rid of it.
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Thabo Mbeki
South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination.
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Ernestine Rose
The main cause is a pernicious falsehood propagated against her being, namely that she is inferior by her nature. Inferior in what? What has man ever done that woman, under the same advantages could not do?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERNICIOUS»

Discover the use of pernicious in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pernicious and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pernicious Tolerance: How Teaching to "Accept Differences" ...
Recent decades have seen a consistent effort by the American educational establishment to instruct schoolchildren about the importance of “appreciating differences,” all in the name of “tolerance,” so as to quell burgeoning “hate ...
Robert Weissberg, 2011
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A Pernicious Sort of Woman: Quasi-religious Women and Canon ...
This book provides a thorough examination of the writings of canon lawyers in the late Middle Ages as they come to terms, both in their academic work and also in their roles as judges and advisers, with women who were not, strictly speaking ...
Elizabeth Makowski, 2005
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Most Pernicious Thing: Gun Trading and Native Warfare in the ...
The author challenges the myth of trade dependence which has pervaded histories of this period, by proving the superiority of native weapons over matchlock muskets. A fascinating argument on a contentious ethno-historical issue.
Brian J. Given, 1994
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A Paucity of Pernicious Permanents
This dissertation considers the maximum permanent over theclasses of n x n Hessenberg, (0, 1)-matrices with a specified number of 1's.
Brent Deschamp, University of Wyoming. Mathematics Department, 2006
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Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases
Abstract Pernicious anemia (PA) is the most common manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency, in which an autoimmune pathogenesis is supported by (a) the presence of mononuclear-cell infiltration into gastric mucosa with loss of parietal cells, ...
Yehuda Shoenfeld, Ricard Cervera, M. Eric Gershwin, 2008
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Medicine at a Glance
B12. deficiency. The most common cause of vitamin B 12 deficiency in the UK is pernicious anaemia. Other causes include malabsorption of vitamin B12 in the terminal ileum (e.g. Crohn's disease), after a total gastrectomy, pancreatic disease, ...
Patrick Davey, 2010
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A letter to ... Robert Peel ... on the pernicious effects of ...
cessity of some explicit disavowal, on the part of government, of such pernicious doctrines. It will be my endeavour, in the latter part of this Letter, to exhibit with as much conciseness as is consistent with perspicuity, the several tenets which Mr.
Edward Copleston (bp. of Llandaff.), 1819
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The Preserver of the Blood, Or, Bleeding Demonstrated to be ...
eases proceed from heat, that a physician dares not order any hot medicine for one in a fever, even were he sure it would give ease to the patient 5 and sick people are so rivettcd to this idea, that, if it happen that one should have taken some ...
‎1774
9
The Molecular Pathology of Autoimmune Diseases
INTRODUCTION We have recently reviewed the historical, clinical, pathologic and immunologic features of autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anemia (1,2). Among the organ-specific autoimmune diseases, autoimmune gastritis par ...
Argyrios N Theofilopoulos, Constantin A. Bona, 2002
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Trace Your Genes to Health
There were a number of very unpleasant diseases in Ellen's family tree (Figure 11), beginning with her mother's pernicious anemia. This is a nasty combination of anemia (bigger-than-usual red blood cells) and a massive Vitamin B12 ...
Chris M. Reading, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERNICIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pernicious is used in the context of the following news items.
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Senate GOP Leaders Want To Put Ted Cruz In A Time Out
"We must ensure that the pernicious trend of turning the Senate floor into a forum for advancing personal ambitions, for promoting political ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
If We Are Truly No Longer Racist, Why the Ban on Immigration?
But is our rejection of almost all immigration not just as pernicious? Mike Segar/Reuters. Filed Under: Opinion, Immigration, Immigration Reform. «Newsweek, Jul 15»
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The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state …
All in all, the most pernicious constellation of rubbish misbeliefs forming the core of the Abrahamic faiths concerns women, blamed for sin itself ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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8 Myths That Fuel the Assault on Abortion Rights
It's a fairly pernicious lie that is intended to make women considering an abortion literally fear for their lives. But it couldn't be further from the ... «AlterNet, Jul 15»
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Modi's India: Caste, Inequality and the Rise of Hindu Nationalism
And as long as caste identity is the key to political recognition, the pernicious social aspects of caste will continue to define Indian society. «Newsweek, Jul 15»
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Report suggests U.S. children left behind in economic recovery
McCarthy likened child poverty to a “particularly pernicious form of cancer,” and he prescribed a cocktail of economic policies and fixes to tackle ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
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There is obviously a pernicious overhang of the word jugaad in our lives. I guess we just need to spend some more time with the values of the ... «Mumbai Mirror, Jul 15»
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Citi Bike to Open Fewer Stations Than Everyone Thought
CitiBank was reeling in the public opinion polls due to its harmful role in the 2008 Great Recession that it helped originate due to its pernicious ... «Curbed NY, Jul 15»
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Apple Watch, not dead on arrival
A more pernicious problem is that developers have not yet hit on killer ideas for the watch, and some of the world's largest tech companies are ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
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Late blight could hit St. Lawrence County early
It can refer to any number of plant diseases, from the innocuous to the truly pernicious. For example, early blight, also known as Alternaria, is a ... «North Country Now, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pernicious [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pernicious>. May 2020 ».
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