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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 ...
  • 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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'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


  • Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel's Netanyahu 'damaging'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an unnamed official in The Atlantic, which added to tens Read more on this news related to 'Damaging'
  • Damaging maths mindset holding pupils back
    With an international study placing the UK 26th out of 65 countries for maths, one factor holding many back is "the cultural acceptability of saying 'I can't do maths'" Read more on this news related to 'Damaging'
  • Insults against Israel PM 'disgraceful, damaging': Kerry
    US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Thursday at reported insults by an American official leveled against the Israeli prime minister, saying it was "disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging." Turbulent US-Israel ties plunged to new lows this week, when an anonymous senior Obama administration official was quoted in The Atlantic magazine as calling Isra Read more on this news related to 'Damaging'

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