Synonyms for damaging

Synonyms for (adjective) damaging

Synonyms: damaging, negative

Definition: designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

Usage: negative criticism

Similar words: destructive

Definition: causing destruction or much damage

Usage: a policy that is destructive to the economy; destructive criticism


Synonyms: detrimental, damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

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

Similar words: harmful

Definition: causing or capable of causing harm

Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking