damaging

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

damaging \damaging\ adjective

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.

Syn: negative. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Damage \Dam"age\, verb (used with an object) [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}, noun] To occasion damage to the soundness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.

He . . . came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship. --Clarendon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

damaging

adjective

1: (sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant" [syn: {damaging}, {detrimental}, {prejudicial}, {prejudicious}]

2: designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism" [syn: {damaging}, {negative}]


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