What is the opposite of beneficial?

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Adjective
(general) Opposite of having favorable consequences
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“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
Adjective
(health) Opposite of having favorable consequences
“The doctor says eating plenty of processed food can be unhealthy.”
Adjective
Opposite of for one's benefit
“Whilst the tribe accepted the King's token of appreciation, it was useless to them.”
Adjective
Opposite of suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
Adjective
Opposite of having the ability to produce financial growth or gain
“This is an unprofitable business and some big decisions will need to be made soon on its future.”
Adjective
Opposite of kind, warm-hearted, or gentle
Adjective
Opposite of auspicious or favourable
Adjective
Opposite of likely to prove favourable
Adjective
Opposite of invigorating or stimulating
Adjective
Opposite of producing a surplus
Preposition
Opposite of approaching
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