Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Harmful, injurious, describing something that causes damage.
  • verb Present participle of damage.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

damage +‎ -ing

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.