Definition: harmful, often in a subtle or unexpected way

Part of Speech (POS)


I’ll use it in a sentence:

● For decades, physicians have been warnings patients, of the deleterious effects of eating chemically processed foods.

● Languishing in an unhealthy relationship, is deleterious to one’s psychological and mental health.*

● True Christians who believe in God and obey the bible, concede that it’s deleterious for those born intersex, to align with the morals and values of the LGBTQ community.

● Many people strongly acknowledge, that legalizing the recreational usage of marijuana, will ultimately lead to longterm deleterious effects on society at large.**

*Please review the word: (languish) in dfoww’s, ‘Word of the day’ category.

**In this sentence, why is the word effects grammatically correct instead of the word affects? Please explain your answer in the comment section below.

Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: deleterious.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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