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subtle, pernicious, insidious
adj. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
insidious
adj. intended to entrap
insidious
adj. beguiling but harmful; "insidious pleasures"
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malevolent
adj. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
malignant
adj. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
fateful, fatal
adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
treacherous, perfidious
adj. tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans; "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"
mortal, deathly, deadly
adj. causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
lethal, deadly
adj. of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
invidious, discriminatory
adj. containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice; "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"
bad
adj. having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
evil
adj. morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
mortal
adj. unrelenting and deadly; "mortal enemy"
immoral
adj. deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
pestilent, pernicious, deadly, baneful
adj. exceedingly harmful
corrupted, corrupt
adj. containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"
covert
adj. (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; "a woman covert"
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
serious, sombre, somber
adj. (unplayful)
unsound, unfit, bad
adj. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
high-risk, speculative, risky, bad
adj. not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
toxicant, poisonous
adj. having the qualities or effects of a poison
unwholesome
adj. detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
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abusive
adj. characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"
bad
adj. capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
injurious, hurtful, deleterious
adj. harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
libellous, denigratory, denigrative, slanderous, libelous, denigrating, defamatory, calumnious, calumniatory
adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
ruinous, catastrophic
adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
counterproductive
adj. tending to hinder the achievement of a goal
prejudicious, prejudicial
adj. tending to favor preconceived ideas; "the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population"
mischievous
adj. deliberately causing harm or damage; "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"
nocent
adj. having a tendency to cause harm
wounding, stabbing
adj. causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty"
breakneck
adj. moving at very high speed; "a breakneck pace"
chanceful, dodgy, dicey, chancy
adj. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
heroic, desperate
adj. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"
harmful
adj. able or likely to do harm
wild, risky, hazardous
adj. involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"
on the hook
adj. caught in a difficult or dangerous situation; "there I was back on the hook"
touch-and-go, precarious, perilous, parlous
adj. fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
self-destructive, suicidal
adj. dangerous to yourself or your interests; "suicidal impulses"; "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy"; "a kamikaze pilot"
unreliable, treacherous
adj. dangerously unstable and unpredictable; "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"
tempting, enticing, beguiling, alluring
adj. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation"
corrupting
adj. seducing into corrupt practices
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good, beneficial
adj. promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
healthful
adj. conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
salubrious
adj. favorable to health of mind or body; "not the most salubrious campsite"; "one of the less salubrious suburbs"
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