Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Harmful, injurious, describing something that causes damage.
  • v. Present participle of damage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing harm or injury.
  • adj. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
  • adj. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

Etymologies

damage +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I think you forgot to include fair warning that anime can be complete * crack* and brain damaging from the POV that they don't bother to make any sense or explain themselves!

    Graphic Gets Respectable!

  • Lane began by negotiating a truce in a price war in the Far East between Royal Dutch and Shell and by putting an end to what he called the damaging “battledore and shuttlecock game of accusation” between Samuel and Deterding.

    The Prize

  • Bizos said the deleted parts contained what he described as damaging admissions by Gaye about discussions between her and her husband shortly after Hani's murder.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Grassroots Liberal Democrat members overwhelmingly rejected what they called the "damaging and unjustified" shake-up of GP services, including more scrutiny of GP consortia in a vote at their spring conference.

    BBC News - Home

  • He underscored the issue of gun smuggling along the borders, but homed in on what he described as the damaging practice of certain characters being handed weapons within the approved channels, adding that the administration had had to directly address this issue a few years ago.

    Stabroek News

  • In another indirect effect of global stimulus efforts, investors worried about long-term damaging effects, especially the possibility of higher inflation and exploding budget deficits, and bid up gold prices to record highs.

    Meet the Supporting Cast

  • He's also the founder of Wen, a revolutionary line of haircare products meant to combat the long term damaging effects of shampoos.

    Meredith Barnett: Meet the Man Behind Gwyneth's Lovely Locks

  • The reason I find this "if there's no force, it wasn't rape" bullshit to be so damaging is that many rape survivors are wont to blame themselves anyway; in this sort of situation, people cast about for what they did wrong.

    Monday

  • What's damaging is Treasury's failure to create and mandate a loan modification program that would actually help homeowners stay in their homes and stabilize their communities, wrote Rheingold.

    Would A Foreclosure Moratorium Be 'Very Damaging' To Homeowners?

  • Also damaging is the fact that the mother is teaching her son that yelling, cursing, the threat of violence, and actual violence are the means of influencing others, and being influenced.

    Christopher Reeve: Parents: You're Not Off the Hook!

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