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deleterious
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
harmful — often in a subtle way
  • The combination of being so roughly handled by Barb Wiggin and discovering that my grandmother had been free to attend the pageant—but had chosen not to attend—was deleterious to Owen's mood; he grew cranky and petulant.
    p. 216.3

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