- causing detriment, as loss or injury; damaging; harmful.
- a detrimental person or thing.
Origin of detrimental
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- (when postpositive, foll by to) harmful; injurious; prejudicialsmoking can be detrimental to health
Word Origin and History for non-detrimental
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