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Definition of Detriment

Detriment

  1. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.
  2. A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.
  3. To do injury to; to hurt.

Detriment Quotations

When 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' premiered on the WB Network in 1996, American culture was in trouble. Americans were bowling alone, pursuing individual interests to the detriment of the communal good. Business leaders were celebrating creativity and neglecting discipline. Nike's 'Just do it' ads were teaching young people to break the rules.
Virginia Postrel

People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.
Lisa Randall

Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there's been a liberating force that's come from it.
Alanis Morissette

Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda.
Larry Flynt

We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else.
Lee R. Raymond
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Detriment Translations

detriment in German is Schaden
detriment in Italian is difetto
detriment in Latin is detrimentum
detriment in Norwegian is skade
detriment in Spanish is desventaja, detrimento
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