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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

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

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

In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.
E. L. Doctorow

I just wanted to keep consistent and keep true to America and not seem contrived. I didn't want to seem contrived at all with any song choice that might be a detriment to my journey on 'The Voice.'
Will Champlin

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
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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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