Damage vs Harmful - What's the difference?

damage | harmful |


As a noun damage

is injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.

As a verb damage

is to impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.

As an adjective harmful is

of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious.

damage

English

(wikipedia damage)

Noun

  • Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
  • The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune.
  • (slang) Cost or expense.
  • "What's the damage ?" he asked the waiter.

    Verb

    (damag)
  • To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
  • Be careful not to damage any of the fragile items while unpacking them.
  • * Clarendon
  • He came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship.

    harmful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * harmfull (archaic)

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious
  • Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "harmful" is often applied: effect, consequence, impact, influence, emission, chemical, ingredient, substance, gas, agent, additive, drug, radiation, dust, organism, plant, animal, insect, action, act, behavior, component, content, activity, interference, use.

    Synonyms

    * injurious; see also

    Antonyms

    * beneficial * harmless

    See also

    * harm