Definition of 'pernicious'
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There is one aspect of the bonus culture which is particularly pernicious. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is the most pernicious form of political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But perhaps the most pernicious myth of all is that older signifies better. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pernicious trend is to invite criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We hope its pernicious influence is finally at an end. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is the pernicious domino effect of drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Successive governments have ducked the pernicious effects of housing benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His error was in not wanting to recognise the pernicious effects of debt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But it has had two pernicious effects. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those who disagree are misled either by a warped view of history or a pernicious form of moral relativism. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And to place within clinical practice the lethal drugs for those who want help to kill themselves seems to me particularly pernicious. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If caused by lack of intrinsic factor, condition called pernicious anaemia. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)This is a pernicious myth, no less wrong for being well meant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The most widespread and pernicious influence on British culture is nostalgia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The couple were the victims of a pernicious form of identity theft - but with a twist. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has called for regulations to protect the Chinese language from the pernicious influence of foreign imports. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The scale and complexity of the war exposed in Britain weak systems and the pernicious influence of patronage. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)And perhaps the pernicious influence of their new-found wealth reinvented and destabilised their bond with family and friends. The Sun (2013)Alliance & Leicester should be singled out for its particularly pernicious interpretation of the freeze on payouts for unfair overdraft charges. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a pernicious myth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)B - deficiency anaemia is called pernicious anaemia. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Off the campaign trail, the plait is to become summer's most pernicious beauty trend. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She survived until 1934, dying from pernicious anaemia probably caused by radiation poisoning. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A very pernicious urban myth, if that's in fact what it is. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you suffer from medical conditions such as pernicious anaemia, you may be able to get the jab from your GP. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'pernicious'
British English: pernicious ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as pernicious, you mean that it is very harmful.
I did what I could, but her mother's influence was pernicious.
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