Learn a Word: Pernicious

Meaning: having a harmful effect, mostly in a subtle way


Citizens of the city are worried about the pernicious effects of air pollution.

The minister criticized what he called the pernicious lie of the opposition.

Synonyms: damaging, detrimental, dangerous

The first known use of the word is in the 15th century.

Read more about the word ‘pernicious’ from the website of Merriam Webster.

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