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Definition of "detrimental" []

  • Causing damage or harm; injurious. (adjective)
  • Harmful; injurious; prejudicial (adjective)

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Use "detrimental" in a sentence
  • "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."