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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.

Usage examples (37)
  • I WILL speak it, though it be to the prejudice of my name and to the detriment of my reader's immediate pleasure as well as my own.
  • She suggested extensive paid plugs might be at the long-term detriment to the station.
  • Any short-term detriment will be overwhelmed by the long-term utility of a station at Woolwich.
  • The tipping point, as will be to our serious detriment, is Israeli intervention in Iran, and that is coming soon. for more
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