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
Wouldn’t drafting another point guard be detrimental to that player as well as Kris Dunn?
To have someone whose knowledge is grounded in nothing but conspiracy theories is detrimental to our foreign and domestic policies.
The council concluded a gas station was incompatible with the light rail station and that a fuel center would be detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of Curtis Park residents.
Cancelation of the agriculture economics and government policy classes would have been detrimental to students following the agricultural career pathway, parents argued in letters sent to the district.
Porter first raised the issue at the 2015 annual meeting in Ottawa, arguing that Canada’s inability to deliver energy to world markets is detrimental to the economy, the country’s brand and future economic prospects.
But sometimes, diversity manifests into the worst type of divisiveness, which can cause real conflicts that can have significant, if not detrimental, ramifications for some groups.
Also under the revision, each franchise will have the power to issue their own policies, which could include fines for players protesting the anthem, under the conduct detrimental provision of the league’s personal conduct policy.
In a show of real allyship, Justin finally counters Clay’s bullish screaming, which couldn’t be more upsetting or detrimental to survivors’ actual well-being.
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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
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