Definition of pernicious abuse

Pernicious Abuse: It goes unrecognized but it exists. It exists on an extremely covert level. It happens behind the scenes without anyone even being aware of what the problem is; the real problem.

If you describe something as pernicious, you mean that it is very harmful.

[formal]

I did what I could, but her mother’s influence was pernicious.
There is a pernicious culture of excellence: everything has to be not merely good but the best.
Synonyms: wickedbaddamagingdangerous   More Synonyms of pernicious

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