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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

Too many countries that do not play by the free trade rules of the World Trade Organization - including, notably mercantilist China and monopolist Saudi Arabia - have been allowed in, to the detriment of both the WTO and the liberal trading environment it is supposed to sponsor.
Frank Gaffney

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

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

Energy is one topic on which different countries can work together collaboratively. If we can all produce energy from an element that's available in abundance on our planet, that would be a good thing, but we have to learn how to produce energy in large quantities, cheaply, efficiently and without detriment to the environment.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus
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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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