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Damaging Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    damaging adj
  1. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant" [syn: detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious]
  2. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism" [syn: negative]
Damaging Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Damage \Dam"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damages; p. pr. & vb. n. Damaging.] [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See Damage, n.] To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair. He . . . came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship. --Clarendon.
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  • Damaging quotation: A damaging quotation is a short utterance by a public figure used by opponents as a discrediting tactic . These utterances are often, but ...
  • Damaging Consent: Damaging Consent was the second full album from The Micronauts , released in 2007 . It is the first major work released by the group since ...

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* Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error. - Johann von Goethe

* Nothing is more damaging to a state than that cunning men pass for wise. - Francis Bacon

* In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme. - Roy Hattersley

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