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Negative ConnotationPlay
Use 'detrimental' when you want to emphasize the negative effects of something. SlideUncontrolled tourism has been detrimental to the ancient ruins.
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Severity of HarmPlay
'Detrimental' often implies serious harm or damage, rather than something minor. SlideThe chemical spill was detrimental to the ecosystem.
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Formal TonePlay
'Detrimental' is typically used in formal writing or speech, not in casual conversation. SlideResearchers have proven that this policy will have detrimental consequences.