damaging

adj.
VERBS
be, prove
become
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
deeply (esp. BrE), highly, immensely (esp. BrE), profoundly, seriously, severely

This scandal could prove seriously damaging to the government.

possibly, potentially
economically, environmentally, politically, psychologically

Building the proposed new road would be environmentally damaging.

PREPOSITION
to

Smoking is damaging to health.

Damaging is used with these nouns: ↑allegation, ↑consequence, ↑criticism, ↑dispute, ↑effect, ↑impact, ↑radiation, ↑ray, ↑split, ↑strike

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • damaging — adj. 1. causing harm or injury; as, damaging to career and reputation. Syn: detrimental, detrimental to(predicate), prejudicial, prejudicious. [WordNet 1.5] 2. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damaging — I adjective baneful, calamitous, calumnious, caustic, contemptuous, corrosive, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disastrous, grievous, harmful, hurtful, incriminatory, inculpatory, inimical, injurious, insalubrious, malefic …   Law dictionary

  • damaging — [adj] hurtful to reputation bad, deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, evil, harmful, injurious, mischievous, nocent, nocuous, prejudicial, ruinous; concept 537 Ant. beneficial, favorable, helpful …   New thesaurus

  • damaging — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful or undesirable …   English terms dictionary

  • damaging */ — UK [ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ] / US adjective 1) causing physical harm to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured Increased emissions almost certainly have a damaging effect on the environment. damaging to: Smoking is damaging to your health. •… …   English dictionary

  • damaging — dam|ag|ing [ dæmıdʒıŋ ] adjective * 1. ) causing physical harm to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured: Increased emissions almost certainly have a damaging effect on the environment. damaging to: Smoking is damaging to your health …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • damaging — dam|ag|ing [ˈdæmıdʒıŋ] adj 1.) causing physical harm to someone or something ▪ the damaging effects of sunlight 2.) affecting someone or something in a bad way ▪ damaging criticism of his policies damaging to ▪ The loss of jobs was damaging to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Damaging — Damage Dam age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damaged} (d[a^]m [asl]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Damaging} (d[a^]m [asl]*j[i^]ng).] [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See {Damage}, n.] To occasion damage to the soundness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damaging — adjective Date: circa 1828 causing or able to cause damage ; injurious < has a damaging effect on wildlife > • damagingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • damaging — adjective Harmful, injurious, describing something that causes damage. The politician resigned after damaging information was revealed …   Wiktionary

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