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Synonyms for detriment
ˈdɛ trə məntdetri·ment

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  1. detrimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    hurt, damage, harm

    Antonyms:
    benefit

  2. detrimentnoun

    harm, hurt, damage.

    Synonyms:
    damage, harm, hurt

    Antonyms:
    benefit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detriment

    Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, damage, disadvantage, evil, harm, hurt, impairment, injury, injustice, loss, mischief, outrage, prejudice, wrong

    Antonyms:
    advantage, amelioration, benefit, blessing, boon, help, improvement, remedy, service, utility

    Preposition:
    The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detriment

    Synonyms:
    loss, harm, hurt, injury, deterioration, impairment, disadvantage, prejudice, damage, inconvenience

    Antonyms:
    enhancement, improvement, remedy, reinstatement, repair, augmentation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. detriment, hurtnoun

    a damage or loss

    Synonyms:
    hurt, injury, distress, harm, damage, suffering, trauma, scathe

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detrimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    loss, damage, injury, disadvantage, mischief, prejudice, evil, harm, hurt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "detriment":

    expense, disadvantage, prejudice, damage, harm, injury

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6159harm
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#12669distress
#14785inconvenience
#15341disadvantage
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#30803detriment
#43554blemish

How to use detriment in a sentence?

  1. Joy Villa:

    There's a lot of shadow banning, censorship and over saturated' fact checking' to the detriment of being able to freely post anything, even on the President of the United States, i love that Parler is transparent with who views my posts, and that they promote and actually support free speech and free thought.

  2. Sara Bode:

    I really worry that prolonged closures are going to have a huge detriment, …Kids that are most likely affected first are kids that attend more large, urban school districts, as an example, which are also often families that come from a lower socioeconomic status and may have had some challenges with remote learning, and so we're just widening the gap.

  3. Dennis Hastert:

    Ultimately any time that a person has to, as a leader, be on the hot seat and he is a detriment to the party, there ought to be a change. I became speaker in a situation like that, i don’t think that’s the case. I said I haven’t done anything wrong.

  4. Green Century and Calvert:

    In light of this new information, we certainly will … press the company to stop profiting from schemes devised by the fossil fuel industry to the detriment of U.S. citizens and taxpayers.

  5. The Department of Immigration:

    The Department also recognizes that (Save the Children Australia) has suffered detriment for which – to adopt the words of Professor Doogan – the payment of money cannot be adequate compensation.


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