Definition of Damaging

1. Adjective. (sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury. "The reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"

Exact synonyms: Detrimental, Prejudicial, Prejudicious
Similar to: Harmful
Derivative terms: Detriment



2. Adjective. Designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions. "Negative criticism"
Exact synonyms: Negative
Similar to: Destructive

Definition of Damaging

1. Adjective. Harmful, injurious, describing something that causes damage. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of damage) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Damaging

1. damage [v] - See also: damage

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Literary usage of Damaging

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"... excavate and deepen the stream, the lowering is a "taking or damaging" of private property for public use without just compensation, within Const, art. ..."

2. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1877)
"OF DESTROYING AND damaging ARTICLES IN A COURSE OF MANUFACTURE. AND OF DESTROYING ETC., IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINERY. BY the & Viet. c. 97, a. ..."

3. A Treatise on International Law: With an Introductory Essay on the by Roland Roberts Foulke (1920)
"§45$ ALIEN damaging INTEREST OF A STATE OR ITS MEMBER. §455. The alien may damage the interest of the state or its members, and the self-interest of the ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
""to provide a uniform method of exercising the right of condemning, taking, or damaging private property." It was also suggested that the defendant company ..."

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