from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Causing damage or harm; injurious.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Injurious; hurtful; causing harm or damage.
- Synonyms Prejudicial, disadvantageous, mischievous, pernicious.
- noun See the extract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.
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- adjective Causing
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
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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.
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.
"Overcrowded classrooms, tens of thousands of children failing academically, all of these things, they have long-term detrimental consequences," he said.
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.
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.