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Definition of Pernicious

Pernicious

  1. Quick; swift (to burn).
  2. Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.

Pernicious Quotations

No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
Martin Van Buren

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Leo Tolstoy

Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
Andre Gide

The distinction between literary and genre fiction is stupid and pernicious. It dates back to a feud between Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. James won, and it split literature into two streams. But it's a totally false dichotomy.
George R. R. Martin

State formation has been a brutal project, with many hideous consequences. But the results exist, and their pernicious aspects should be overcome.
Noam Chomsky
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Pernicious Translations

pernicious in Hungarian is veszedelmes
pernicious in Latin is perniciosus
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