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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·ni·cious /pɝˈnɪʃəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 per·ni·cious /pɝˈnɪʃəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·ni·cious a.  Quick; swift (to burn). [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·ni·cious, a.  Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.
 Let this pernicious hour
 Stand aye accursed in the calendar.   --Shak.
    Pernicious to his health.   --Prescott.
 Syn: -- Destructive; ruinous; deadly; noxious; injurious; baneful; deleterious; hurtful; mischievous.
 -- Per*ni*cious*ly, adv., -- Per*ni*cious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: exceedingly harmful [syn: baneful, deadly, pestilent]
      2: working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way;
         "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"
         [syn: insidious, subtle]