harm


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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
References in classic literature ?
The King would not believe it, and would not allow any harm to be done her.
And now go forth, and begin your task; my Spirits shall not harm you, and I will wait till it is done before I blight another flower.
There can’t be any harm in locking up a creatur’ that will enter the pound,” said the constable, laughing, and closing the stocks on them both.
Well, Edmund," he continued, returning to the former subject, posture, and voice, as soon as Lady Bertram began to nod again, "but this I will maintain, that we shall be doing no harm.
I love you all, and have done no harm to anyone; and what have you done to me?
In school there was as little literature then as there is now, and I cannot say anything worse of our school reading; but I was not really very much in school, and so I got small harm from it.
Tarzan will go again to Opar before the next rains and if harm has befallen La, woe betide Cadj, the High Priest.
His fancies had for the most part revolved about the unsettled political conditions of Henry's reign, for from these he felt he might wrest that opportunity which could be turned to his own personal uses and to the harm, and possibly the undoing, of the King.
You do not know," replied Tarzan, "other than that we have promised not to harm you if you will return our ivory to us.
Trent knew that, although broadly speaking he was innocent of any desire to harm or desert Monty, no power on earth would ever convince Francis of that.
Since your return to London, you have done as little good, and as much harm, with your millions as any man could.
But," asked Cornelius, "what harm can they do to me?