Definitions of detriment

  1. To do injury to; to hurt. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; - used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which injures, reduces in value, or causes damage; injury; damage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A rubbing off or wearing away: damage: loss. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Something that impairs or injures; damage; loss. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Loss, damage, hurt, or mischief. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for detriment

  1. Index: E On Upper Canadian schoolmasters, 87; compares conditions on both sides of boundary, to the detriment of Canada, 191- 192. Bib. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  2. The habit of a vacant or absent mind in company is a grave fault, and works greatly to the detriment of one's reputation for intelligence, in spite of all else that one may do to establish it. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway