Damaging - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word damaging
Brit.  |ˈdamɪdʒɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word damaging
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to damage


- (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury(syn: detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious)

damaging to career and reputation

- designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions (syn: negative)


the damaging effects of the sun on your skin

The storm may produce damaging winds.

He says he has damaging information about the candidate.

The evidence was very damaging to their case.

The loss of jobs was damaging to morale.

...the homeowner filed a lawsuit against the moving company that was refusing to be held responsible for damaging her furniture...

But for every study that shows acid rain is damaging frogs, another one refutes it.

Acid eats into the metal, damaging its surface.

Some of these chemicals are very damaging to the environment.

There is now clear evidence that these chemicals are damaging the environment.

Tourism is damaging the flora and fauna (=plants and animals) of the island.

Sun lotions screen out damaging ultraviolet light.

The argument could lead to a damaging split in the party.

a handful of troublemakers who are damaging the club's reputation

Friends of the Earth have produced a blacklist of environmentally damaging products.

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