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Dictionary entry overview: What does pernicious mean?
• PERNICIOUS (adjective)
The adjective PERNICIOUS has 2 senses:
1. exceedingly harmful
2. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Familiarity information: PERNICIOUS used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||pernicious [BACK TO TOP]|
|Sense 2||pernicious [BACK TO TOP]|
Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
glaucoma is an insidious disease / a subtle poison
harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)
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