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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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How to use detriment in a sentence?

  1. Mike Huckabee:

    (Trump) uses language that as you know ... I don't use, and maybe that's to my detriment this year, maybe it would be better if I did, but that's not who I am.

  2. Aaron Freiwald:

    Those statements were knowingly false, james and others relied on those statements to his detriment. Penn State knew hazing was taking place and took a 'Well, that's what goes on here' kind of attitude, so when they said there was zero tolerance for hazing, that was a false statement and (Vivenzio) says he wouldn't have rushed if he'd known about hazing.

  3. Jeffrey Smith:

    The headlines announcing Obiang's re-election were likely written long ago, it was inevitable that the ruling party would maintain power, unfortunately to the detriment of the people who have long suffered under callous dictatorship and devastating poverty.

  4. The Ministry:

    Slowing the flow of goods and the transit of people is a detriment to our economies and for the region's competitiveness, there is urgent need to improve the transport of goods, as well as deepen mutual cooperation to ensure the efficiency and safety of our common border.

  5. 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.

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