[ UK /dˈæmɪd‍ʒɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
    negative criticism
  2. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    damaging to career and reputation
    the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant
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How To Use damaging In A Sentence

  • When mistakes are made a full apology is often less damaging than a grudging admission that events have not gone as planned.
  • That is damaging to native fish life and plant life, and contributes to the degradation of fresh waters.
  • In the wake of this summit he must rethink these deeply damaging proposals. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's also much more expensive to clean up and much more damaging to the proprietor seen as they usually cannot use a room I've just vacated - not until the fumigators have finished anyway.
  • Building the proposed new road would be environmentally damaging.
  • In low explosives, such as the propellant in a bullet cartridge, the reaction occurs relatively slowly and the pressure isn't as damaging.
  • In the long run, persistent current account deficits are difficult and costly to sustain and are damaging to an economy.
  • But seeing the actual footage, with the minutes ticking by, may prove more damaging to the White House than all the statistics in the world.
  • Its only scourge - heavy lorries - rumbling through its streets, polluting the environment and damaging historic buildings.
  • It is a scourge to a sinful land; as once it was for the destruction of the whole world, so it is now often for the correction or discipline of some parts of it, by hindering seedness and harvest, raising the waters, and damaging the fruits. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
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