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
The league is looking to buy or lease at least 25,000 square feet of space unencumbered by posts or beams (which are, for obvious reasons, detrimental to playing derby).
The loss of Cabrera will be detrimental to an already light-hitting Tigers lineup.
Residents argue increased mulching and composting would have detrimental health and environmental effects, including poor air quality from wood dust.
Ralph Northam, the lieutenant governor of the state of Virginia, says Trump has released detrimental policies in Washington.
Many women have recently come forward with their stories of not being taken seriously by doctors and how that has had detrimental effects.
Planned down time to retool for the new full-size 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks will have a detrimental effect on revenue and profitability in the near term.
The likes of Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Partey and Diego Godin could all miss out from the starting XI, although Simeone will be mindful the detrimental effect two consecutive defeats could have on his side.
Either extreme can be detrimental to your employees.
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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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