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Definition of Detrimental


  1. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.

Detrimental Quotations

When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.
Yoshihiko Noda

It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.
Sean O'Casey

I don't like going out on a date unless I know the broad a little bit beforehand. By the way, 'broad' to me is not a detrimental term for women; it's simply another word for female. Anyway, I don't really go out a whole lot, because there aren't many girls I like to take out and spend a whole evening with - at least not an evening in public.
Joe Namath

Away with that folly that her rights would be detrimental to her character - that if she were recognized as the equal to a man she would cease to be a woman!
Ernestine Rose

As for the expected boon to the Mexican economy, we have seen none of these gains, and instead we have seen NAFTA's detrimental impact on the Mexican workers.
Stephen F. Lynch
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Detrimental Translations

detrimental in French is nocif
detrimental in Italian is dannoso
detrimental in Norwegian is skadelig
detrimental in Spanish is perjudicial
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