Damage vs Harmful - What's the difference?
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.
Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
* Francis Bacon
- The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
(slang) Cost or expense.
- 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.
- "What's the damage ?" he asked the waiter.
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.
- He came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship.
* harmfull (archaic)
of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious
- Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.
* 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.
* injurious; see also