Det·ri·men·tal a. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.
Neither dangerous nor detrimental to the donor. --Addison.
Syn: -- Injurious; hurtful; prejudicial; disadvantageous; mischievous; pernicious.
adj : (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury;
"damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's
coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the
defendant" [syn: damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious]