Definition of Damaging in English :

Define Damaging in English

Damaging meaning in English

Meaning of Damaging in English

Pronunciation of Damaging in English

Damaging pronunciation in English

Pronounce Damaging in English


see synonyms of damaging


1. damaging, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious

(sometimes followed by to') causing harm or injury

Example Sentences:
'damaging to career and reputation'
'the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant'

2. damaging, negative

designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

Example Sentences:
'negative criticism'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of damaging
injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person or thing
loss of something desirable
3. informal
cost; expense (esp in the phrase what's the damage?)
4. (transitive)
to cause damage to
5. (intransitive)
to suffer damage

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see synonyms of damaging
injury or harm to a person or thing, resulting in a loss in soundness or value
2.  [pl.]; Law
money claimed by, or ordered paid to, a person to compensate for injury or loss caused by the wrong of the opposite party or parties
3.  Informal
cost or expense
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈdamaged or ˈdamaging
to do damage to
verb intransitive
to incur damage

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see synonyms of damaging
1. Destruction or a loss in value, usefulness, or ability resulting from an action or event.
2. damages Law Money required to be paid as compensation for an injury or wrong.
3. Informal Cost; price: What's the damage for the tickets to the show?
v. dam·aged, dam·ag·ing, dam·ag·es
To cause damage to.
To suffer or be susceptible to damage.

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