detrimental

  • 1detrimental — I adjective adverse, afflicting, bad, corrupting, crippling, damaging, deleterious, destructive, disadvantageous, disastrous, discommodious, distressing, disturbing, dreadful, extirpative, fulsome, grievous, harmful, hindering, hurtful, ill… …

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  • 2Detrimental — Det ri*men tal, a. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful. [1913 Webster] Neither dangerous nor detrimental to the donor. Addison. Syn: Injurious; hurtful; prejudicial; disadvantageous; mischievous; pernicious. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3detrimental — 1650s; see DETRIMENT (Cf. detriment) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Detrimentally …

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  • 4detrimental — deleterious, noxious, *pernicious, baneful Analogous words: harming or harmful, hurting or hurtful, injuring or injurious, damaging, impairing (see corresponding verbs at INJURE) Antonyms: beneficial Contrasted words: advantageous, profitable… …

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  • 5detrimental — [adj] damaging, disadvantageous adverse, bad, baleful, deleterious, destructive, disturbing, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, mischievous, negative, nocuous, pernicious, prejudicial, unfavorable; concepts 537,570 Ant.… …

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  • 6detrimental — [de΄trə ment′ l] adj. [see DETRIMENT] causing detriment; harmful SYN. PERNICIOUS detrimentally adv …

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  • 7detrimental — adj. detrimental to (smoking is detrimental to health) * * * [ˌdetrɪ mentl] detrimental to (smoking is detrimental to health) …

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  • 8detrimental — det|ri|men|tal [ˌdetrıˈmentl] adj formal causing harm or damage = ↑damaging detrimental to ▪ Smoking is detrimental to your health. ▪ the detrimental effect of pollution on the environment >detrimentally adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9detrimental — [[t]de̱trɪme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is detrimental to something else has a harmful or damaging effect on it. Many foods are suspected of being detrimental to health because of the chemicals and additives they contain …

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  • 10detrimental — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 11detrimental — I. adjective Date: 1590 obviously harmful ; damaging < the detrimental effects of pollution > Synonyms: see pernicious • detrimentally adverb II. noun Date: 1831 an undesirable or harmful person or …

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  • 12detrimental — detrimentality, detrimentalness, n. detrimentally, adv. /de treuh men tl/, adj. 1. causing detriment; damaging; harmful. n. 2. a detrimental person or thing. [1650 60; DETRIMENT + AL1] * * * …

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  • 13detrimental — adjective Causing damage or harm. Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health. Syn: harmful, injurious Ant: beneficial See Also: detriment …

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  • 14detrimental — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. damaging, disturbing, deleterious; see harmful , pernicious . See Synonym Study at pernicious . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.. [det ruh MEN tul] causing harm. Neglecting to wax your car is&#8230; …

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  • 15detrimental — det|ri|men|tal [ ,detrı mentl ] adjective harmful or damaging: Overexposure to sunlight can have a detrimental effect on the skin. ╾ det|ri|men|tal|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16detrimental — adjective formal causing harm or damage (+ to): Smoking is detrimental to health. detrimentally adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17detrimental — adjective erosion can have a detrimental effect on our water Syn: harmful, damaging, injurious, hurtful, inimical, deleterious, destructive, ruinous, disastrous, bad, malign, adverse, undesirable, unfavorable, unfortunate; unhealthy, unwholesome …

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  • 18detrimental — UK [ˌdetrɪˈment(ə)l] / US adjective harmful or damaging Overexposure to sunlight can have a detrimental effect on the skin. Derived word: detrimentally adverb …

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  • 19detrimental — det•ri•men•tal [[t]ˌdɛ trəˈmɛn tl[/t]] adj. 1) damaging; harmful 2) cvb a detrimental person or thing • Etymology: 1650–60 det ri•men′tal•ly, adv …

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  • 20detrimental — detriment ► NOUN ▪ harm or damage: she fasted to the detriment of her health. DERIVATIVES detrimental adjective detrimentally adjective. ORIGIN Latin detrimentum, from deterere wear away …

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