Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb damage

2 senses of damage

Sense 1
damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
damage -- (suffer or be susceptible to damage; "These fine china cups damage easily")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj damaging

2 senses of damaging

Sense 1
damaging, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious -- ((sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant")

INDIRECT (VIA harmful) -> harmless -- (not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless")

Sense 2
damaging, negative -- (designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA destructive) -> constructive -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

Similarity of adj damaging

2 senses of damaging

Sense 1
damaging, detrimental, prejudicial, prejudicious -- ((sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant")
       => harmful (vs. harmless) -- (causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking")

Sense 2
damaging, negative -- (designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism")
       => destructive (vs. constructive) -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

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