AskDefine | Define damaging

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damaging adj
1 (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant" [syn: detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious]
2 designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism" [syn: negative]

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  1. Harmful, injurious, describing something that causes damage.
    The politician resigned after damaging information was revealed.


harmful, injurious, that damages


  1. present participle of damage

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