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Definition of Detrimental


  1. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.

Detrimental Quotations

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

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

We must carefully examine change so that we are able to discard those aspects of change which would be detrimental to our way of life, and, at the same time, take advantage of those aspects of change which will enhance and improve our quality of life.
Alex Campbell

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.
John Wanamaker

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