- pernicious (adj.)
- early 15c., from Middle French pernicios (13c., Modern French pernicieux) and directly from Latin perniciosus "destructive," from pernicies "destruction, death, ruin," from per- "completely" (see per) + necis "violent death, murder," related to necare "to kill," nocere "to hurt, injure, harm," noxa "harm, injury" (see noxious). Related: Perniciously; perniciousness.
- 1. I did what I could, but her mother's influence was pernicious.
- 2. The principle had been pernicious from beginning to end.
- 3. Business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious.
- 事业虽扰人, 怠惰害更大.
- 4. They don't really, in their ivory towers, understand how pernicious drug crime is.
- 5. There is a pernicious culture of excellence: everything has to be not merely good but the best.
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