The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of considered harmful

considered harmful

adjective

  • phrasing used to espouse the belief that something is (or should be) considered a bad idea. Used in tech circles, the expression is a nod to Edsger W. Dijkstra's March 1968 note in Communications of the ACM called: Goto Statement Considered Harmful.
    Getting wasted considered harmful.
    "Getting wasted considered harmful" considered harmful.

    Last edited on Nov 05 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "not safe for life".
Definitions include: of software, poorly built due to the accumulation of code written over a long period of time.
Definitions include: a hypothetical disease that causes programs to run more poorly over time and causes documents to become corrupted.
Definitions include: "password."
Definitions include: the "Keep It Simple, Stupid Principle".
Definitions include: acronym for "Read the fucking manual."
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: "later".
Definitions include: acronym for "problem exists between chair and keyboard".
Definitions include: personal information about a person (for example: their real name, home address, phone number) that has been released on the web.
Definitions include: the condition where more and more features get added to a system that it becomes difficult to use, requires more computer resources, etc.
Definitions include: acronym for "trigger warning".
Definitions include: acronym for "don't feed the troll".
Definitions include: "password."
Definitions include: shortened, phonetic version of "are".

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: grungy looking, greasy hair, smells bad.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: created and popularized by "Chappelles show" on comedy central is pretty much: fuck you, or go to hell
Definitions include: when a person starts being overly open about their love towards another, like screaming it out in public or talking about it non-stop.
Definitions include: exclamation of anger or frustration.
Definitions include: tired or worn out.
Definitions include: to make a lot of money.
Definitions include: rehearsed speech, usually for sales purposes.
Definitions include: at a workplace, to have one's desk, cubicle, or work area moved around the facility; to have one's desk, cubicle, or work area moved into a cramped place; to have one's filing cabinets taken away; to be given smaller storage files; and to be the last on the list for any consideration.
Definitions include: used in place of the word "cheesy."

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(5)  
No longer use it(0)  
Heard it but never used it(0)  
Have never heard it(3)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 3 votes: 63%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/considered-harmful">considered harmful</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/considered-harmful considered harmful]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.