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harm

noun aggravation, balefulness, damage, damnum, deadliness, detriment, disablement, disservice, evil, hurt, hurtfulness, ill consequence, ill-treatment, impairment, injury, malignancy, malignity, mischief, misfortune, noxiousness, perniciousness, ruin, scathe, scourge, virulence
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable risk of harm

harm

verb abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggravate, attack, be malevolent, bruise, cause pain, corrode, corrupt, cripple, damage, debase, deface, demolish, devastate, disfigure, disserve, do evil, do mischief, do viilence, endamage, exacerbate, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, incapacitate, infect, inflict injury, injure, laedere, maim, mar, misuse, mutilate, nocere, pervert, plague, pollute, ravage, ruin, scathe, scourge, smite, spoil, subvert, worsen, wound, wrong
Associated concepts: accidental harm, bodily harm, forseeeble harm, irreparable harm, unreasonable harm
Foreign phrases: Error scribentis nocere non debit.An error made by a clerk ought not to prejudice. Qui jure suo utitur, nemini facit injuriam. One who exercises his legal rights, injures no one.
See also: abuse, annoy, assault, cost, damage, detriment, disable, disadvantage, disaster, disservice, drawback, endanger, eviscerate, expense, harrow, impair, impairment, infect, inflict, injure, injury, mischief, mistreat, molest, penalize, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice, spoil, strike, violate, wrong
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Minimize Rights Infringements is consonant with the picture of rights as means-blocking barriers I mentioned above and this further recommends it as a component of the full story about the ethics of harming in these cases.
As I noted, it is widely and, in my view, correctly believed that the foreseeable but unintended harming of innocent people as a side effect of military action is easier to justify on grounds of necessity, as the lesser evil.
This illustrates the way in which slot number three can be read opaquely, so that the participant isn't the harming event itself, but only that event under a description.
We can do that by working on the root cause of the problem, which is not that our patients are wantonly litigious but that we, and the health care system, have been harming them and they don't fully trust us.
But only 1% said they currently "self-harm", a practice defined as injuring or harming yourself on purpose through actions such as cutting or burning, usually in response to emotional distress.
The task facing us is to understand why more young people seem to be harming themselves, how we can engage with them and, above all, what we can do to help.
What about the argument that quantity discounts will enable Borders and Barnes & Noble to become monopolists, who can then increase prices, harming consumers?
We did a lot of research and when the first episode to feature the self- harming storyline came on TV, the letters started pouring in.
Inquiry chair Catherine McLoughlin says: 'Too many young people are harming themselves in silence.