loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury.
a cause of loss or damage.
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How to use detriment in a sentence
Gaines and Hein believe they can differentiate the media offering by working with clients to simplify the approach as they believe media planning and buying has become more and more fragmented and disjointed to its detriment.‘Must be a better way’: Why Mother is getting into the media business with new independent agency | Kristina Monllos | January 15, 2021 | Digiday
I’m not convinced that loosening the rules in this way would turn the Games into an ideology-riddled spectacle to the detriment of the athletes.
She met her challenge but it was to the detriment of completely missing the experience of Antarctica.What You Can Learn from Living in Antarctica - Issue 92: Frontiers | Marissa Grunes | November 11, 2020 | Nautilus
Of course, that may happen anyway if TV networks do not have enough inventory to offer advertisers, and that shift doesn’t have to be to the TV networks’ detriment if they can offer up their streaming inventory.‘Double what we would normally pay’: Unstable fourth quarter TV ad market is pushing up prices | Tim Peterson | October 20, 2020 | Digiday
Supervisor Dianne Jacob asked whether fires north of the region were over-taxing the force to the detriment of Southern California.Morning Report: San Diego Schools Set Date for Phase 1 Reopening | Voice of San Diego | September 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
There seems to be so much pressure to reinvent the wheel these days, to a detriment when it comes to TV programming.
But according to Rob Lowe, a man who possesses all of these qualities, being too pretty as an actor is actually a detriment.
On the other hand, if we remain on the same path, then it is—or should be—a huge detriment to his standing.
We take our cultural icons very seriously, often to both their detriment and ours.Proustapalooza: Going Crazy for Marcel’s Novel at 100 | Elisabeth Ladenson | October 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In geopolitics, this is where regions or states fracture into smaller, mutually-hostile units to the detriment of all.
Thus will my beloved country be governed, without detriment to the integrity of Spain.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
THE angel explains to Mary how, without detriment to her virginity, she will become a mother.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
Securing these, Asia may send over her millions of idol-worshippers without detriment to ourselves.
He draws to himself rather more than his share of interest and sympathy, to the detriment of the protagonist.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
More than once the Assembly failed in attendance, to the serious detriment of the public.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
British Dictionary definitions for detriment
disadvantage or damage; harm; loss
a cause of disadvantage or damage
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