WORD – 45


Detrimental .


When something is detrimental, it means that it is disadvantageous, harmful or damaging.


Examples .

  • Irregular meal and sleep timings can have detrimental effects on your health.
  • Getting too involved in office politics can prove detrimental to your image.
  • Ram’s transfer to another city can be very detrimental to the effectiveness of this project.

WHEN & HOW to use this word .

When you are talking about something that is disadvantageous, harmful or damaging.


Examples .

  • Can there be any detrimental consequences to this decision?
  • This action may have a detrimental effect on the morale of your team.
  • What has caused this detrimental impact?
  • Is there a detrimental angle to this strategy?