What is another word for perniciously?

Pronunciation: [pɜːnˈɪʃəsli] (IPA)

Perniciously is a word that implies something that is harmful or destructive. Some common synonyms for this word include harmful, damaging, detrimental, destructive, and injurious. Other potential synonyms for perniciously might include malevolent, evil, malicious, wicked, or insidious. Each of these words has its own unique connotation, but they all share the idea of something that is negatively impacting the situation or person. When used in context, they can help to convey the seriousness of the situation and emphasize the need for action to be taken. Ultimately, the word chosen will depend on the context and intended meaning of the sentence.

Usage examples for Perniciously

For he had studied under instructors who had taught him to cling rather to the teachings of the old faith than to the ingenious explanations of the commentators, and who had exposed to the light alone what is serviceable to man, as to a plant, and to its outward growth, but not the roots perniciously.
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings"
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
As a child, between a flighty mother and a father verging to insanity from caprice, he had grown up with ideas of filial duty perplexed, and with a fitful love for either, that was not attachment: a baffled natural love, that in teaching us to brood on the hardness of our lot, lays the foundation for a perniciously mystical self-love.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
George Meredith
Dr. Eberle says, "Opiates never fail to operate perniciously on the whole organization."
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor"
George Dadd

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