Word of the Week: Detrimental

CliffsNotes August 10, 2015


Word: detrimental (adj)

Meaning: harmful

Synonyms: damaging, negative, disadvantageous


1. Sitting down at work for eight hours straight is detrimental to your health.

2. Spending more money than you earn is detrimental to your financial wellbeing.

3. Charlotte’s drinking was detrimental to her relationships.

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