American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing damage or harm; injurious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Injurious; hurtful; causing harm or damage.
- Synonyms Prejudicial, disadvantageous, mischievous, pernicious.
- n. See the extract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.
- adj. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
- From Medieval Latin *detrimentalis, from Latin detrimentum ("harm"), from deterere ("to rub off, wear"), from de- ("down, away") + terere ("to rub or grab"). (Wiktionary)
“I understand that abuse of the system will have long-term detrimental effects.”
“In this study we did not see any evidence for a longer-term detrimental influence on child behaviour of mothers working during the first year of life.”
“You have it reversed, detrimental is a (much) farther standard that unfit parenting.”
“Not possible, potential, or probable harm; detrimental is concrete, demonstrable harm or damage, actually causing injury.”
“Further, detrimental is not a standard that money alone can solve in this society.”
“Even researchers who have found that pot use has long-term detrimental effects, like the link to psychosis that was announced earlier this week, tend to qualify their statements by noting that the link is "by no means simple" and arguing that we need a lot more research.”
“That's a good thing, individually, but it can have short-term detrimental effects in an economy that's 70 percent based on consumer spending.”
“Overcrowded classrooms, tens of thousands of children failing academically, all of these things, they have long-term detrimental consequences," he said.”
“However, the House vote and the negative US votes at the UN will have long-term detrimental effects both on Israel and on the U. S.\'s moral authority.”
“However, the House vote and the negative US votes at the UN will have long-term detrimental effects both on Israel and on the U. S.'s moral authority.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘detrimental’.
A complete Barron's Wordlist for GRE preparation. Your online flashcard replacement.
During the month of October, post at least 10 new words to this list. Make sure you cite where you read the word (book/author/pg) and quote the context/sentence where you found it. If someone has a...
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favorite word" and adds it to this list.
unfathomably, glice, cuh, fab, ciggaty, doll, thuggin, oxymoronic, pineapple, succubutt, griming, cheeky and 3063 more...
Vocabulary building for my quest of GRE 2013
Words as I learn them.
Looking for tweets for detrimental.