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Synonyms for detrimental
ˌdɛ trəˈmɛn tldetri·men·tal

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  1. detrimentaladjective

    Causing damage or harm.

    Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health.

    Synonyms:
    harmful, injurious

    Antonyms:
    beneficial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detrimental

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detrimental

    Synonyms:
    injurious, hurtful, pernicious

    Antonyms:
    beneficial, profitable, augmentative

Princeton's WordNet

  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, prejudicial, prejudicious, damaging

    Antonyms:
    harmless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detrimentaladjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious, hurtful, mischievous, pernicious, prejudicial

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How to use detrimental in a sentence?

  1. Ruth Feldman:

    Maternal deprivation during the critical post-birth period carries detrimental long term effects for all mammalian young, provision of the mother’s physical proximity can counter some of the adverse side effects of premature birth.

  2. Matt Corridoni:

    When I said that in June for that July debate, I believed it, to be candid, we didn't realize how detrimental it would be until it happened.

  3. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    We outlined to him the main objectives of this government which is to reform Greece in a way that has never been tried before and with a determination that was always absent, we also stated categorically that the debt-deflationary cycle in which Greece finds itself is detrimental to all efforts to reform Greece. He was good enough to explain to us his own constraints.

  4. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna who are believed to be incarnation of God nor shall I worship them. I thereby reject my old religion, Hinduism, which is detrimental to the prosperity of human kind and which discriminates between man and man and which treats me as inferior.

  5. Mark Robinson:

    Ilost two very good-paying jobs, destroyed because of NAFTA, we know how detrimental that bad policy can be. ... We want to protect our industries here in North Carolina.We want to protect manufacturing, farming. We want to make sure North Caroliniansare in charge of their destiny, not some outside entity.


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