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1. damaging

adjective. ['ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ'] (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury.

Synonyms

  • detrimental
  • prejudicious
  • harmful

Antonyms

  • wholesome
  • innocuous
  • advantageous
  • inoffensive

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damage (English)
  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Damaging

  • abridging
  • acknowledging
  • acknowledging
  • aging
  • alleging
  • arbitraging
  • arranging
  • avenging
  • averaging
  • bulging
  • challenging
  • changing
  • charging
  • converging
  • cringing
  • discharging
  • discharging
  • discouraging
  • discouraging
  • disengaging

Example sentences of the word damaging


1. Adjective
Lilacs are susceptible to infestations of many damaging insects, such as leafminers.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
You want to remove the carpet glue without damaging the floor.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Another damaging pest, leafmining insects cause tunneling injuries to the plant.

Quotes containing the word damaging


1. The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.
- Barack Obama

2. And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold.
- Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

3. Did you ever hear anyone say, 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'?
- Joseph Henry Jackson

2. damaging

adjective. ['ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ'] designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions.

Synonyms

  • destructive

Antonyms

  • nontoxic
  • benign

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damage (English)
  • damage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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