(sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury;
"damaging to career and reputation"
"the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"
designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions;
- The lotion helps protect your skin from damaging sun rays.
- Of all forms of arrant untruthfulness,Victorian optimism appears to me to have been the most cowardly and the most damaging.