Related formsdam·ag·ing·ly, adverbnon·dam·ag·ing, adjectivenon·dam·ag·ing·ly, adverbun·dam·ag·ing, adjective
Definition for damaging (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), dam·aged, dam·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), dam·aged, dam·ag·ing.
Origin of damage
Examples from the Web for damaging
It is the steady accretion of detail that may yet be the most damaging factor in the battle for British hearts and minds.
He lambasts the case as without evidence, an unfair trial, and damaging for the American reputation.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2006 then-Senator Barack Obama understood how damaging illegal immigration is for the working people of this country.
Equally as damaging is the notion that those not preparing to protest the verdict must be armed for protection.
If Republicans blow it and fail to pass significant legislation, that will be a huge lost opportunity and damaging for 2016.
The thing was damaging Lincoln and the friends of freedom more than an avowed Democratic paper could.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
What a capricious, ambiguous creature it was, how fearless, how disagreeably alive to all his own damaging peculiarities!Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then with a smiling air of heavy patronage she delivered herself of her one idea of a damaging counter-stroke.
He had called in outsiders to check his statements, and allowed them to supply the most damaging particulars.For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
(e) Reviewing the recovery and reconstruction efforts after damaging earthquakes.
British Dictionary definitions for damaging
Word Origin for damage
Idioms and Phrases with damaging
In addition to the idioms beginning with damage
- damage control
- damaged goods
- do one wrong (damage)
- the damage