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detrimental (adj) harmful; damaging.
A lack of proper exercise, as is smoking, is detrimental to health. That is, a lack of exercise and smoking are harmful to health. A country's attitude is detrimental to its peace with its neighbor if its attitude can create quarrels. Exposure to sun is detrimental to the skin, because it can damage the skin.
- Fighting with the Soviets in the winter has proved detrimental to the Nazis and it eventually led to their defeat in World War II.
- Kramer's arrogance and pigheadedness has proved detrimental to his career and cost him the most coveted job he has been in, in the company.