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- n. The quality of being deleterious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being deleterious or hurtful.
Those whose comforting guidance we seek as a beacon out of the darkness of uncertainty, turn out to be two-faced malfeasants, inflicting untold deleteriousness upon a naively unsuspecting world.
Page 82 the palm for deleteriousness being awarded, I grieve to say, to the ladies.
Webster, his unabridged quarto, its deleteriousness.
Rather, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips was quite concerned about the alleged social deleteriousness of it.
You could (and I did) vigorously argue against the deleteriousness of blind nationalism, for the rights of Palestinians, and your interlocutor, the girl across the dining table, the guy behind the fruit stand, would shift and shuffle, bursting to tell you you were an idiot and an ignoramus, but he would hear you out.
They stand in the most intimate relation to the deleteriousness of prison life, and are therefore influenced to the greatest extent by change of environment. "