damaging meaning


    Definition of damaging in English Dictionary

  • VerbSUF-ing
    1. present participle of damage.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore damagingSUPmost damaging
      1. Harmful; injurious; causing damage.
        1. One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [ …] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The editor decided that repunctuating Shakespeare's sonnets risked damaging their meaning.
        • Fabio Capello's out of sorts side looked to be heading for a damaging defeat and a heavy blow to their hopes of reaching Poland and Ukraine next summer as Switzerland deservedly took command.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ing
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          Meaning of damaging for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "damaging" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
          Difficultness: Level 4
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 1
          Definite    ➨     Versatile