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Definition 1: designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where damaging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • negative criticism

Synonyms for damaging in the sense of this definition

(damaging is similar to ...) causing destruction or much damage

"a policy that is destructive to the economy" "destructive criticism"

Definition 2: (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where damaging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • damaging to career and reputation
  • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

Synonyms for damaging in the sense of this definition

(damaging is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

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