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detriments

noun
plural of detriment

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1 something that causes loss or pain
  • opponents of casino gambling claim that it is a detriment to society at large

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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

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“Detriments.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detriments. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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