Synonyms for Detrimental:
grievous, difficult, adverse, woeful, unpropitious, catastrophic, antipathetic, unfortunate, inauspicious, miserable, tragic, hard, troublesome, untoward, opposing, calamitous, unfavorable, burdensome, unlucky, distressful, disastrous, unfriendly, perilous.
baneful, unfavorable, unsound, irremediable, defective, unsatisfactory, wretched, inadvisable, bad, wrong, displeasing, ill-suited, inferior, black, invalid, unpleasant, inadequate, arrant, poor, vile, faulty.
•damaging, disadvantageous (adjective)
baleful, harmful, adverse, disturbing, prejudicial, ill, deleterious, injurious, bad, destructive, evil, unfavorable.
injurious, damaging, devastating, deadly, disastrous, harmful, deleterious, catastrophic, destructive, calamitous.
atrocious, destructive, repulsive, sinister, evil, monstrous, heinous, hideous, repugnant, abominable, disgraceful, terrible, bad, foul, damnable, baneful, repellent, sinful, offensive, wicked, revolting, calamitous, loathsome, nefarious, reprehensible.
bad, injurious, unwholesome, deleterious, damaging, baleful, risky, harmful, unhealthy.
good-for-nothing, unsuitable, fruitless, nonfunctional, useless, unusable, impractical, unworkable, futile, ineffective, unserviceable, inadequate.
n.hazardous, unsafe, risky. ill, help. •detrimental (noun)
prejudicious, prejudicial, damaging, harmful.
study at pernicious, disturbing.
Usage examples for detrimental
Sir John Marsham, having published the first part of his " Chronology," suffered so much chagrin at the endless controversies which it raised- and some of his critics went so far as to affirm it was designed to be detrimental to revelation- that he burned the second part, which was ready for the press. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli