Examples of detrimental in a Sentence
- In context, the word "corruption" summarized the opinion (set forth in some of the books mentioned in the review) that, as a general matter, the growing financial dependence of the medical profession on the pharmaceutical industry is profoundly detrimental to sound public, medical, and scientific policy. —New York Review of Books, 12 Feb. 2009
- Healthy people can harbor Klebsiella to no detrimental effect; those with debilitating conditions, like liver disease or severe diabetes, or those recovering from major surgery, are most likely to fall ill. —Jerome Groopman, New Yorker, 11 & 18 Aug. 2008
- Unfortunately, tourism, along with dynamite fishing and poaching, has proved detrimental to the park's coral reefs, mangrove complexes, coastal wetlands and marine species. —Nature Conservancy Landmarks, Fall 2003
there were serious concerns that the factory's waste was detrimental to the local environment
Recent Examples of detrimental from the Web
It is reported that the constant speculation surrounding Sanchez has been having a detrimental impact on the squad's morale for some time.
Nor is there much information whether such situations have a long-term, detrimental impact on the children who discover the truth.
In the end, the studies showed that changes in the tide dynamics would be detrimental to the environment — and that the barrages would silt up very quickly.
In 2016 the Kentucky Travel Industry Association conducted a study that illustrates the detrimental impact of early school start dates on our state’s economy.
In the resolution approving the variances, county officials noted that this added traffic light will not be detrimental to the safety of motorists.
But such a move would change lawmaking in the United States forever, and in a manner that might be detrimental to the conservative movement’s long-term goals.
The state’s attorney general, Doug Chin, said the travel ban would be detrimental to the state’s economy and educational institutions.
Unfortunately, the mystical arts of the Faceless Men have already had a detrimental effect on legions of Game of Thrones theorists.
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Synonymsadverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, harmful, evil, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
Antonymsanodyne, benign, harmless, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, safe
Related Wordshostile, inimical, unfriendly; contagious, deadly, infectious, infective, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, venomous; insidious, menacing, ominous, sinister, threatening; hazardous, imperiling (or imperilling), jeopardizing, parlous, perilous, risky, unsafe, unsound; nasty, noisome, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; destructive, fatal, killer, lethal, malignant, ruinous
Near Antonymsadvantageous, beneficial, useful; favorable, good, propitious; curative, healthful, healthy, helpful, palliative, remedial, salubrious, salutary, wholesome; secure, sound; benignant; noncorrosive, nondestructive, nonfatal, noninfectious, nonlethal, nonpoisonous, nonpolluting, nontoxic, nonvenomous
Synonym Discussion of detrimental
- the claim that pornography has a pernicious effect on society
- the baneful notion that discipline destroys creativity
- noxious chemical fumes
- a diet found to have deleterious effects
- the detrimental effects of excessive drinking
DETRIMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detrimental for English Language Learners
: causing damage or injury
DETRIMENTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of detrimental for Students
- The detrimental effects of smoking are well known.
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