Definition of Detriment

1. Noun. A damage or loss.

Exact synonyms: Hurt
Specialized synonyms: Expense
Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Impairment
Derivative terms: Detrimental, Hurt



Definition of Detriment

1. n. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.

2. v. t. To do injury to; to hurt.

Definition of Detriment

1. Noun. harm, hurt, damage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detriment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detriment

detrect
detrected
detrecting
detrects
detrend
detrended
detrending
detrends
detribalisation
detribalise
detribalization
detribalize
detribalized
detribalizes
detribalizing
detriment (current term)
detrimental
detrimentally
detrimentals
detriments
detrita
detrital
detrition
detritions
detritivore
detritivores
detritivorous
detritral
detritus
detrivore

Literary usage of Detriment

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1. Revised Laws of the State of California: In Four Codes : Political, Civil by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch, Charles Lindley (1871)
"detriment, what. 3283. Injuries resulting or probable after suit brought. ... Every person who suffers detriment from detriment the unlawful act or omission ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Edward Avery Harriman (1901)
"What connection is there between benefit to the promisor and detriment to the promisee ... The consideration of assumpsit, or the detriment to the promisee, ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. detriment; spec, sacrifice (cant), cost, hurt, forfeiture, average, ... "Loss" is not a synonym of "deprivation"; but considers the detriment from the ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1871)
"... so that it might be properly allowed to flow directly into living streams, without detriment to the public health. The more purely chemical. processes, ..."

5. Publications (1853)
"... 2• suffer injury to the detriment of their soul's salvation. Having, therefore, with her Bridegroom, overcome in ma». x. 2s. suffering and death for his ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... detriment of the tone. A long brass bridge on this principle was introduced by William Stodart in 1822. A pressure-bar bearing of later introduction is ..."

7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"The bills of lading sued on contain the following clause: "In case of any loss, detriment or damage done to or sustained by said goods or any part thereof ..."

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