damaged Definition

  • 1harmed or injured, especially physically
  • 2showing signs of injury or wear

Using damaged: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "damaged" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The car was badly damaged in the accident.

  • Example

    The storm caused a lot of damaged buildings and homes.

  • Example

    The package arrived damaged.

  • Example

    Her reputation was damaged by the scandal.

damaged Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for damaged

Phrases with damaged

  • the process of minimizing or repairing damage that has already been done


    The company's PR team was put in charge of damage control after the data breach.

  • unintended harm or damage caused to people or things that are not the intended target of an attack or action


    The bombing resulted in significant collateral damage to nearby buildings and civilians.

  • a person or thing that is considered to be flawed or impaired in some way


    After the scandal, he was seen as damaged goods and had trouble finding work.


Summary: damaged in Brief

The term 'damaged' [ˈdæmɪdʒd] refers to something that has been harmed or injured, often physically, and can also refer to something showing signs of wear. It can be used to describe physical objects like cars or packages, as well as reputations or relationships. Phrases like 'damage control' and 'collateral damage' denote efforts to minimize or repair harm, while 'damaged goods' refers to a person or thing that is considered flawed or impaired.

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