Definition of detriment :
1. A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.
2. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; - used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.
3. To do injury to; to hurt.
badness (part of speech: noun)
loss (part of speech: noun)
evil (part of speech: noun)
evil, abomination, heinousness, reprehensibleness, repellency, offensiveness, bane, nefariousness, repulsiveness, badness, atrocity, foulness, sinisterness, disgrace, terribleness, mischief, sinfulness, wickedness, calamitousness, damnation, hideousness, monstrosity
- The pain he thus occasioned enabled him to extricate himself from his formidable foe, not, however, without detriment to himself. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
- " But for that hardness of expression she might be a tearing beauty," was the comment of more than one woman who knew and envied her; but that expression certainly existed and to her constant detriment. - "'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam.", Charles King.
- In the larger ones the universal quality is felt, but to the detriment of the intimate, Polish characteristics. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.