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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

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

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
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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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