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ˈdæm ɪ dʒɪŋdam·ag·ing

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  1. damaging, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudiciousadjective

    (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

    "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    negative, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious

    Antonyms:
    harmless, constructive

  2. damaging, negativeadjective

    designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

    "negative criticism"

    Synonyms:
    prejudicious, negative, negatively charged, detrimental, minus, electronegative, prejudicial, disconfirming

    Antonyms:
    constructive, harmless

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#15555devastating
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How to use damaging in a sentence?

  1. Francis Bacon:

    Nothing is more damaging to a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

  2. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    I have always said I think that it is sensible that we should: ISIL don't recognize a border between Iraq and Syria and neither should we but I need to build the argument, I need to take it to parliament, I need to convince more people, we won't hold that vote unless we can see that parliament would endorse action because to fail on this would be damaging. It is not a question of damaging the government it is a question of not damaging our country and its reputation in the world.

  3. De Kretser:

    Our harsh and cruel treatment of asylum seekers and refugees is damaging our international reputation and damaging our ability to advance our national interest, whether it's through being elected to the Human Rights Council ... or in other negotiations.

  4. Ian Duncan Smith:

    That is deeply unfair and was perceived to be unfair, and that unfairness is damaging to the government, it's damaging to the party and it's actually damaging to the country.

  5. Lawana Blackwell:

    The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.


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