detrimental deleterious, noxious, *pernicious, baneful
Analogous words: harming or harmful, hurting or hurtful, injuring or injurious, damaging, impairing (see corresponding verbs at INJURE)
Antonyms: beneficial
Contrasted words: advantageous, profitable (see BENEFICIAL): helping or helpful, aiding (see corresponding verbs at HELP)

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  • Detrimental — Det ri*men tal, a. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful. [1913 Webster] Neither dangerous nor detrimental to the donor. Addison. Syn: Injurious; hurtful; prejudicial; disadvantageous; mischievous; pernicious. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detrimental — 1650s; see DETRIMENT (Cf. detriment) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Detrimentally …   Etymology dictionary

  • detrimental — [adj] damaging, disadvantageous adverse, bad, baleful, deleterious, destructive, disturbing, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, mischievous, negative, nocuous, pernicious, prejudicial, unfavorable; concepts 537,570 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • detrimental — [de΄trə ment′ l] adj. [see DETRIMENT] causing detriment; harmful SYN. PERNICIOUS detrimentally adv …   English World dictionary

  • detrimental — adj. detrimental to (smoking is detrimental to health) * * * [ˌdetrɪ mentl] detrimental to (smoking is detrimental to health) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • detrimental — det|ri|men|tal [ˌdetrıˈmentl] adj formal causing harm or damage = ↑damaging detrimental to ▪ Smoking is detrimental to your health. ▪ the detrimental effect of pollution on the environment >detrimentally adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • detrimental — [[t]de̱trɪme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is detrimental to something else has a harmful or damaging effect on it. Many foods are suspected of being detrimental to health because of the chemicals and additives they contain …   English dictionary

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  • detrimental — I. adjective Date: 1590 obviously harmful ; damaging < the detrimental effects of pollution > Synonyms: see pernicious • detrimentally adverb II. noun Date: 1831 an undesirable or harmful person or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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