Pernicious vs Hateful - What's the difference?

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Pernicious is a related term of hateful.


As adjectives the difference between pernicious and hateful

is that pernicious is causing much harm in a subtle way while hateful is evoking a feeling of hatred.

pernicious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing much harm in a subtle way.
  • * 1911 , ,
  • Puritanism no longer employs the thumbscrew and lash; but it still has a most pernicious hold on the minds and feelings of the American people.
  • Causing death or injury; deadly.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * perniciousness * perniciously

    Anagrams

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    hateful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * hatefull

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Evoking a feeling of hatred.
  • Dislikeable.
  • Full of hatred.
  • Derived terms

    * hatefully * hatefulness

    Antonyms

    * loveful