• Adding Insult to Injury
    Adding Insult to Injury
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj injurious harmful to living things "deleterious chemical additives"
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child with rusty nail injury child with rusty nail injury

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
    • Injurious Causing injury or harm; hurtful; harmful; detrimental; mischievous; as, acts injurious to health, credit, reputation, property, etc. "Without being injurious to the memory of our English Pindar."
    • Injurious Not just; wrongful; iniquitous; culpable. "Till the injurious Roman did extort
      This tribute from us, we were free."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths than any other state
    • injurious Tending to injure or impair; inflicting harm, wrong, or mischief; of a harmful nature or quality; deleterious; detrimental; hurtful: as, an injurious action or speech; conduct injurious to health or morality.
    • injurious Prone to injure; having disposition or capacity to inflict harm or suffering; hostile; dangerous.
    • injurious Abusive; insulting.
    • injurious Synonyms Damaging, disadvantageous, prejudicial, mischievous, destructive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S
    • adj Injurious tending to injure: unjust: wrongful: mischievous: damaging reputation
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “One ungrateful person, does an injury to all needy people.”
  • St. Francis of Assisi
    “Where there is injury let me sow pardon.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “He who puts up with insult invites injury.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “They do injury to the good who spares the bad.”
  • Confucius
    “Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.”


Add insult to injury - When people add insult to injury, they make a bad situation even worse.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. injuriousus, injurius; cf. F. injurieux,. See Injury
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. injurier—L. injuriāriinjuria, injury—in, not, jus, juris, law.


In literature:

The injury was known only to those in the pilot-house and its immediate vicinity.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Many people contend that bees are an injury to this crop, by taking away the substance that would be formed into grain.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Two of the mules had been down, and showed injuries to their knees.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
They lost but few warriors and did an immense amount of injury to the whites.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
And now there came the question whether it was as yet too late to retrieve the injury which he had done.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
In all legislation minute care was taken to prevent such injury to navigation.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Before starting he carefully adjusted his pack, and slung the ax where it seemed least likely to do him an injury.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
There is the injury to posterity.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
This universality of talents, directed against Englishmen, was injurious to his peace of mind.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
The first act of injury in provoking warfare.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I pray you also to forgive me what injuries I may have done you.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
What injury does the animal cause to the fields?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
But she had not suffered these injuries without inflicting some in return.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Of his nature he was not quarrelsome; but he was a man who certainly had received much injury.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The wood shrinks moderately, seasons with little injury, stands well, and takes a good polish.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The retention of these poisonous matters within the body is highly injurious.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Ardent spirit is an enemy to the human constitution, and cannot be used as a drink without injury.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
The injury to be done, if there were an injury, would affect the wife as much as the husband.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
She may sue in her own name for injury to her person, property or character.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
He dismissed all insults and injuries from his memory.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts

In poetry:

"But the vile wretch that flies from me
Doth his own soul an injury;
Fools that against my grace rebel
Seek death, and love the road to hell."
"Hymn 93" by Isaac Watts
Where promises and grace
Can neither melt nor move,
The angry Lamb resents
The injuries of his love;
Awakes his wrath without delay,
As lions roar, and tear the prey.
"Hymn 148" by Isaac Watts
Yet anger or revenge, envy or hate,
The damsel knew not: when her bosom burned
And injury darken'd the decrees of fate,
She had more piteous sigh'd to see that pain return'd.
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
And though, perhaps, their tears are dried,
Yet they have deeply ratified
My wrongs and injuries;
For which I know there is in store,
Vengeance a hundred-fold or more,
Upon mine enemies.
"Lines, Addressed To H ———," by Samuel Bamford
But at last there came commandment
For to set the ladies free,
With their jewels still adorn-ed,
None to do them injury.
Then said this lady mild, "Full woe is me;
O let me still sustain this kind captivity!
"The Spanish Lady's Love" by Henry Morley
"O love too injurious, to wound my poor heart!
O willow, willow, willow!
To suffer the triumph, and joy in my smart:
O willow, willow, willow!
O willow, willow, willow!
Sing, O the green willow shall be my garl-and.
"Willow, Willow, Willow" by Henry Morley

In news:

Beanie Wells' injury absence from the Arizona Cardinals' practice field came as no shock, but an absence of details did invite ominous thoughts.
The injury aftermath from Week 7.
There are so many injuries cropping up this week that we won't waste any time.
Spiller missed only one game in four years, but played through a turf toe injury in 2009.
Jayla died of injuries she suffered from being kicked in the stomach and stomped on.
He was then transported to Lee Memorial with non life-threatening injuries.
Boy dies of injuries sustained in fall from bulldozer.
GREELEY — Firefighters in Colorado say a woman's belly button ring became entangled with a drain cover in a shallow splash pool but that she was freed without injury.
Eureka's Bendigo breaks out a year after ACL injury.
A reported head-on collision on Cheshire Road at around 4:50 pm resulted in no serious injuries, according to Pittsfield Police Sgt John Murphy.
A mystifying string of injuries has led to a series of watered-down cards in 2012.
"Such injuries to users' fingers or thumb are the most common injuries associated with the use of Tenpoint's crossbows and Tenpoint was at all relevant times aware of this fact," the suit states.
Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in basketball, accounting for over half of the time missed by players.
In fact, according to Garrick and Webb2 "overuse injuries outnumber acute, instantaneous injuries in almost every athletic activity".
Many employers recommend or require back belts to reduce employee injuries and injury claims.

In science:

Minematsu K., Li L., Sotak C. H., Davis M. A. and Fisher M. (1992) Reversible focal ischemic injury demonstrated by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in rats.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
In summary, the present study has demonstrated a marked neuroprotective effect of nimesulide against transient focal ischemic injury at therapeutically relevant doses when administered even 24 h after ischemia.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Pharmacol. 66 (2003) 1643–1649. S. Parmentier, G.A. Bohme, D. Lerouet, D. Damour, J.M. Stutzmann, I. Margaill, M. Plotkine, Selective inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase prevents ischaemic brain injury, Br. J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Fig. 1). This might reflect the fact that unlike ischemic injury to many other tissues, the severity of disability is not predicted well by the amount of brain tissue lost.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Dugan, D.W. Choi, Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury and oxidative stress. In: G.J. Siegel, B.W.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
MAY97] Mayorga MA: The pathology of primary blast overpressure injury.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
As it has been reported in , more than 70,000 people have been admitted into the UK hospitals with serious injuries.
Feature Selection for Bayesian Evaluation of Trauma Death Risk
To add insult to injury, many of the new physics signals have significant backgrounds, and may require as many as 1000 events to be confirmed.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
University of Virginia, Center for Applied Biomechanics, 4040 Lewis and Clark drive, Charlottesvil le, VA 22902, USA bUniversidad de Navarra, European Center for Injury Prevention, Irunlarrea 1 (ed.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Can sulci protect the brain from traumatic injury. J.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Predictors for traumatic brain injuries evaluated through accident reconstructions.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Physical model simulations of brain injury in the primate. J.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Primary blast-induced TBI remains a diff icult injury to predict and diagnose (Hoge et al., 2008). Therefore, effective preventive measures and treatments remain elusive.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
These proposed mechanisms need not be mutually exclusive, and important implications are discussed later in this paper. Also, it is unclear what features of the blast wave correlate most highly with neural injury.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
Table 1 Typical positive pulse durations representative sources of injurious blast waves.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms