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 affliction, damage, injury, harm, hurtRelated Words 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 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 despite, disadvantage, disfavor, penaltyRelated Words deficit, deprivation, expense, loss; damage, harm, hurt, injury; prejudiceNear Antonyms gainAntonyms advantage, favor

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to cast off or become cast off

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