English translation of 'हानिकारक'
1. crippling adjective
If you say that an action, policy, or situation has a crippling effect on something, you mean it has a very harmful effect.
2. damaging adjective
These are damaging short-term decisions.
3. detrimental adjective
Something that is detrimental to something else has a harmful or damaging effect on it.
Many foods are detrimental to health. The experts emphasized the detrimental effects of these drugs.
4. fatal adjective
A fatal action has undesirable results.
He made the fatal mistake of giving her some money.
5. harmful adjective
Something that is harmful has a bad effect on someone or something else.
...the harmful effects of the sun.
6. hazardous adjective
Hazardous things are dangerous, especially to people's health or safety.
Some people think mobile phones are hazardous to health.
7. mischievous adjective
A mischievous act or suggestion is intended to cause trouble.
She dismissed the story as mischievous and false.
8. prejudicial /ˌpredʒʊˈdɪʃəl ˌप्रेजुˈडिशल्/ adjective
If an action or situation is prejudicial to someone or something, it is harmful to them.[formal]
You could face up to eight years in jail for spreading rumours considered prejudicial to security. The judge agreed with the prosecution that such information would be too prejudicial for the jury to hear.
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Translation of हानिकारक from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary