damaging
adjective Date: circa 1828 causing or able to cause damage ; injurious <
has a damaging effect on wildlife
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damagingly adverb

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  • damaging — adj. 1. causing harm or injury; as, damaging to career and reputation. Syn: detrimental, detrimental to(predicate), prejudicial, prejudicious. [WordNet 1.5] 2. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damaging — I adjective baneful, calamitous, calumnious, caustic, contemptuous, corrosive, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disastrous, grievous, harmful, hurtful, incriminatory, inculpatory, inimical, injurious, insalubrious, malefic …   Law dictionary

  • damaging — [adj] hurtful to reputation bad, deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, evil, harmful, injurious, mischievous, nocent, nocuous, prejudicial, ruinous; concept 537 Ant. beneficial, favorable, helpful …   New thesaurus

  • damaging — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful or undesirable …   English terms dictionary

  • damaging */ — UK [ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ] / US adjective 1) causing physical harm to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured Increased emissions almost certainly have a damaging effect on the environment. damaging to: Smoking is damaging to your health. •… …   English dictionary

  • damaging — dam|ag|ing [ dæmıdʒıŋ ] adjective * 1. ) causing physical harm to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured: Increased emissions almost certainly have a damaging effect on the environment. damaging to: Smoking is damaging to your health …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • damaging — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • damaging — dam|ag|ing [ˈdæmıdʒıŋ] adj 1.) causing physical harm to someone or something ▪ the damaging effects of sunlight 2.) affecting someone or something in a bad way ▪ damaging criticism of his policies damaging to ▪ The loss of jobs was damaging to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Damaging — Damage Dam age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damaged} (d[a^]m [asl]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Damaging} (d[a^]m [asl]*j[i^]ng).] [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See {Damage}, n.] To occasion damage to the soundness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damaging — adjective Harmful, injurious, describing something that causes damage. The politician resigned after damaging information was revealed …   Wiktionary

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