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ˌdɛ trəˈmɛn tldetri·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damaging, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudiciousadjective

    (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

    "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"


  1. detrimentaladjective

    Causing damage or harm.

    Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detrimentaladjective

    causing detriment; injurious; hurtful

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detrimental in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detrimental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of detrimental in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Stowers:

    As much pre-processing and sensors as you can do, you might still occasionally hit things and this could be quite detrimental. And so if you can be more robust when hitting something you could potentially go into a more risky environment.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    We have to admit it that mixed message in the beginning, even though it was well meant, to allow masks to be available to help workers, that was detrimental in getting the message across right now, no doubt about it.

  3. Le Maire:

    Everything is on the table, we just have to decide if we want to avoid a loophole in the international taxation system or have many national solutions that would be detrimental to all of us.

  4. George Belch:

    This thing could have the impact of money not going to support athletic programs, and that could be detrimental.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    At almost every single point in our city's history, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and well-being of our residents of color – especially those who are Black, without formally acknowledging this detrimental impact, we will never be able to move forward as a city and fully provide our communities with the resources they need to live happy and healthy lives.

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