Damaging

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Damaging Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
  • (sometimes followed by `to'') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter''s coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Damaging'


  • 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 not always, taken

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'Damaging' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Damaging Sample Sentences in News


  • Utah man arrested after damaging over 30 headstones so dead could be ‘resurrected’
    PAYSON, Utah – A man is in custody after allegedly damaging more than 30 headstones because he thought it would make it easier for the deceased to be “resurrected.” Police told KSTU 36-year-old Spencer Robinson was arrested after knocking over more than 30 graves stones at the Payson City Cemetery Monday night. According to the cemetery, […] Read more on this news related to 'Damaging'
  • Health deficit 'risks damaging care'
    The £259m deficit facing East of England hospitals poses a "genuine risk of damaging quality of care", an NHS trusts' group warns. Read more on this news related to 'Damaging'
  • Utah man arrested after damaging more than 30 headstones so dead could be ‘resurrected’
    PAYSON, Utah – A man is in custody after allegedly damaging more than 30 headstones because he thought it would make it easier for the deceased to be “resurrected.” Police told KSTU 36-year-old Spencer Robinson was arrested after knocking over more than 30 graves stones at the Payson City Cemetery Monday night. According to the cemetery, […] Read more on this news related to 'Damaging'

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