[de-truh-men-tl] /ˌdɛ trəˈmɛn tl/
causing , as loss or injury; damaging; harmful.
a detrimental person or thing.
when postpositive, foll by to. harmful; injurious; prejudicial: smoking can be detrimental to health
1650s; see detriment + -al (1). Related: Detrimentally.
[dih-vout] /dɪˈvaʊt/ adjective, devouter, devoutest. 1. devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic. 2. expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer. 3. earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime. /dɪˈvaʊt/ adjective 1. deeply religious; reverent 2. sincere; earnest; heartfelt: a devout confession adj. early 13c., from […]
[dahy-ag-uh-nl, -ag-nl] /daɪˈæg ə nl, -ˈæg nl/ adjective 1. Mathematics. 2. having an oblique direction. 3. having oblique lines, ridges, markings, etc. noun 4. a diagonal line or plane. 5. . 6. a diagonal row, part, pattern, etc. 7. Manège. (of a horse at a trot) the foreleg and the hind leg, diagonally opposite, which […]
[dahy-uh-lek-tik] /ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪk/ adjective, Also, . 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of logical argumentation. 2. . noun 3. the art or practice of logical discussion as employed in investigating the truth of a theory or opinion. 4. logical argumentation. 5. Often, dialectics. 6. . 7. dialectics, (often used with a singular […]
[dahy-uh-lek-ti-kuh l] /ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. . 2. of or characteristic of a ; . /ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to dialectic or dialectics adj. “argumentative,” 1540s; see dialectic + -al (1).