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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

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

Human civilization has been changing the Earth's environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
Jamais Cascio

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

One of the things I don't like about film is its incredible immersive quality. It's kind of bullying - it's very big, it's very flashy, it's got a lot of weight and it throws it around almost to the detriment of the rest of our culture.
Alan Moore
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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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