causing or capable of causing damages; harmful; injurious.
- dam·ag·ing·ly, adverb
- non·dam·ag·ing, adjective
- non·dam·ag·ing·ly, adverb
- un·dam·ag·ing, adjective
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How to use damaging in a sentence
As investors become more risk-averse, industry insiders expect that the funding slowdown to prove most damaging for young companies as venture capital likely tilts towards established startups with proven business models.Venture capital firms are collaborating to keep Nigerian startups alive | Yomi Kazeem | September 2, 2020 | Quartz
Credit Suisse is struggling to move beyond one of the most damaging episodes in its recent history after it spied on star banker Iqbal Khan, who was leaving for rival UBS Group AG.Swiss regulators extend probe into spying at Credit Suisse | kdunn6 | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
Extreme one-off events can be far more damaging for companies and societies at large.COVID-19 and climate change expose the dangers of unstable supply chains | matthewheimer | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
Murthy had found compelling the argument that loneliness was increasing and that loneliness can be damaging, even physiologically damaging.Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 27, 2020 | Freakonomics
To suggest that it’s the most damaging environmental thing we do is, I think, a pretty extreme overstatement.
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 | THE 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.
He missed no opportunity of thwarting and damaging the Government which had saved him from the gallows.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
That officer hurled his troops against Sherman's breastworks, and suffered a damaging defeat.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
For one thing, she had kept to the truth when she might have made her hints more damaging by a little exaggeration.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
The nocturnal mischief of damaging or destroying a neighbor's corn.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
Seiler thinks that only the Trojans used the battle-axe; perhaps for damaging the ships: he follows the scholiast.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang