Detrimental vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

detrimental | obnoxious |


As adjectives the difference between detrimental and obnoxious

is that detrimental is causing damage or harm while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

detrimental

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing damage or harm.
  • Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health.

    Synonyms

    * (causing damage or harm) harmful, injurious; see also

    Antonyms

    * (causing damage or harm) beneficial

    obnoxious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.