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
Even though there are troubling questions about the process used by the NFL to investigate and discipline Elliott, Article 46 accords substantial deference to Goodell in disciplining players for conduct detrimental to the league.
His refusal to give up on plays, however, can sometimes be detrimental.
This was particularly detrimental to Clinton, since more voters on the left seem to place importance on a potential president's ability to show his or her emotional depth.
The forfeitures proved beneficial this week for East River in Class 7A and detrimental to Trinity Prep in Class 2A. Four district champs in each region in Classes 5A through 8A earned home field in the first round.
But accuracy can be detrimental when waging a culture war, and so Pullman’s critics inadvertently proved his larger argument.
Therefore, any oxygenate added to the gasoline would be useless — or even detrimental to the programmed fuel injection systems’ function.
In Michigan, parents can receive a waiver from the vaccine requirement if: A physician certifies that a specific immunization is or may be detrimental to the child's health or is not appropriate.
If you, like millions of other women, realize just how detrimental Trump's actions could be, all hope is not lost.
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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
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Definition of detrimental for Students
- The detrimental effects of smoking are well known.
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