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detriment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of detriment

  1. 1 something that causes loss or pain opponents of casino gambling claim that it is a detriment to society at large Synonyms of detriment affliction, damage, injury, harm, hurtWords Related to detriment disservice, injustice, outrage, wrong; affront, dart, indignity, insult, offense (or offence); beating, crippling, mayhem, mutilation; defacement, disability, disablement, disfigurement, impairment; lesion; rupture, strain; abrasion, chafe, scrape, scratch; boo-boo, bruise, contusion, swelling, wound; bump, concussion; cut, gash, laceration; burn, scald, scar, scathe, searNear Antonyms of detriment healing, recovery; cure, fix, remedy

  2. 2 the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success the requirement that runners wear shoes for the race worked to his detriment since he was used to running barefoot Synonyms of detriment despite, disadvantage, disfavor, penaltyWords Related to detriment deficit, deprivation, expense, loss; damage, harm, hurt, injury; prejudiceNear Antonyms of detriment gainAntonyms of detriment advantage, favor



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