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detrimental

det·ri·men·tal

detrimental

 
pronunciation:
de tr men tl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: causing harm, disadvantage, or deterioration.
Skipping breakfast has been shown to be detrimental to performance in school.Emotional stress can be detrimental to one's overall health.
antonyms:
advantageous, beneficial, benign, noninjurious
similar words:
adverse, bad, harmful, inimical, unfavorable
derivation: detrimentally (adv.)
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