ETYM Old Eng. advers, Old Fren. avers, advers, from Latin adversus, p. p. advertere to turn to. Related to Advert.
1. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; SYN. harmful, inauspicious, untoward.
2. In an opposing direction; SYN. contrary.
1. Characterized by wickedness or immorality; SYN. immoral.
2. Having undesirable or negative qualities
3. Capable of harming
4. Feeling physical discomfort or pain; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad' as in); SYN. tough.
5. Below average in quality or performance
6. Keenly sorry or regretful; SYN. sorry.
7. Very intense; SYN. big.
8. Reproduced fraudulently; SYN. forged.
9. Physically unsound or diseased; SYN. unfit, unsound.
10. Not working properly; SYN. defective.
11. Not financially safe or secure; SYN. insecure, risky, high-risk, speculative.
12. Not capable of being collected; SYN. uncollectible.
13. (Of foodstuffs) Not in an edible or usable condition; SYN. spoiled, spoilt.
14. (Linguistics; informal) Incorrect; not conforming to standard usage
ETYM AS. bealoful. Related to Bale misery.
1. Deadly or sinister; SYN. baneful.
2. Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; SYN. forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, ugly.
Exceedingly harmful; SYN. deadly, pernicious, pestilent.
1. Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; SYN. negative.
2. (Sometimes followed by 'to') Causing harm or injury; SYN. detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious.
ETYM Late Lat. deleterius noxious, Greek delethrios, from deleisthai to hurt, damage; prob. akin to Latin delere to destroy.
Harmful to body or mind.
Having adverse effect on living things; SYN. hurtful, injurious, noxious.
Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.
ETYM Latin destructivus: cf. French destructif.
Causing destruction or much damage.
Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.
ETYM Cf. French désavantageux.
Constituting a disadvantage; SYN. harmful.
1. Able or likely to do harm.
2. Causing or capable of causing harm.
ETYM Latin injuriousus, injurius; cf. French injurieux. Related to Injury.
1. Not just; wrongful; iniquitous; culpable.
2. Causing injury or harm; hurtful; harmful; detrimental; mischievous.
ETYM Latin malignus, for maligenus, i. e., of a bad kind or nature; malus bad + the root of genus birth, race, kind: cf. French malin, masc., maligne, fem. Related to Malice, Gender, Benign, Malignant.
Evil or harmful in nature or influence.
1. Badly behaved; SYN. naughty.
2. Deliberately causing harm or damage
ETYM For noysome, from noy for annoy. Related to Annoy.
1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalubrious; destructive.
2. Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid.
ETYM Latin noxius, from noxa harm; akin to nocere to harm, hurt. Related to Nuisance, Necromancy.
Injurious to physical or mental health; SYN. harmful.
Destructive; ruinous; fatal; deadly, highly destructive; malicious, evil.Dangerous; extremely harmful; dastardly.
ETYM Latin pestilens, -entis, from pestis pest: cf. French pestilent.
Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; SYN. pestilential, plaguelike, plaguey.
ETYM Latin praejudicialis belonging to a preceding judgment: cf. French préjudiciel.
1. Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices.
2. Tending to bias or prejudice.
3. Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious; disadvantageous; detrimental.
ETYM Latin ruinosus: cf. French ruineux. Related to Ruin.
Leading to or causing ruin.
ETYM Latin verminosus, from vermis a worm: cf. French vermineux.
Of the nature of vermin; very offensive or repulsive.
Old name for decomposed basalt