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detriments

[ de-truh-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF detriments

Synonyms for detriments

  • damage
  • disability
  • disservice
  • drawback
  • handicap
  • harm
  • hurt
  • impairment
  • injury
  • liability
  • loss
  • mischief
  • prejudice
  • spoiling
  • marring
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Antonyms for detriments

  • advantage
  • aid
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • favor
  • good
  • help
  • assistance
  • gain
  • profit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETRIMENTS

There were women and children also, but these were detriments, not aids.

Further, the low iron content as well as the acidity of the green salt would appear to be detriments rather than advantages.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French détriment or directly from Latin detrimentum "a rubbing off; a loss, damage, defeat," from past participle stem of detere "to wear away," figuratively "to weaken, impair," from de- "away" (see de-) + terere "to rub, wear" (see throw (v.)).