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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdetrimentdet‧ri‧ment /ˈdetrəmənt/ noun [uncountable] formal  HARM/BE BAD FORharm or damageto the detriment of something (=resulting in harm or damage to something) He worked very long hours, to the detriment of his marriage.
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detrimentHe said the annexation should be a benefit, not a detriment, to taxpayers.But a presumption of inevitable environmental detriment is premature.Hyperbole is a way of life in the culinary world, much to its detriment.Without doing so, we could miss vital factors of detriment both to water voles and other wetland wildlife.This suggestion turned out to be greatly to my own detriment.According to the report, district managers are obsessed with control and compliance to the detriment of student achievement.The idea is to make as much money as possible from news departments, sometimes to the detriment of truth and journalism.to the detriment of somethingBut did they benefit to the detriment of their artists?Schools are often task-centred to the detriment of effective personal relationships, inevitably compromising decision-making procedures and perceptions of individual credibility.A mental health orientation places greater emphasis on the former to the detriment of the latter.This practice involves fund managers switching securities between accounts to shield favoured clients from losses to the detriment of others.Antiracist educators have read it in a simplistic manner, however, much to the detriment of their pedagogic project.Improvements to rented property may raise rents to the detriment of the producers as opposed to the landowners.For Labour they want more people employed and that's to the detriment of taxes and inflation.Brooke-Rose was generally thought to have overdone the serious aspect of her tale to the detriment of its comic potential.
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