damaged

Something that's damaged is harmed or ruined. Wrap your dishes in newspaper and place them neatly in a box so they aren't damaged during a move.

Damaged comes from the French dommage meaning "loss caused by injury." A politician who loses popularity after making uncouth remarks during a speech has damaged his reputation. Like a shattered mirror damaged during a fall, the harm done is irreparable, or beyond repair.

Definitions of damaged
  1. adjective
    harmed or injured or spoiled
    “I won't buy damaged goods”
    “the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings”
    Synonyms:
    blemished
    marred by imperfections
    broken
    physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    battered, beat-up, beaten-up
    damaged by blows or hard usage
    bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down
    in deplorable condition
    bent, crumpled, dented
    of metal e.g.
    broken, busted
    out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
    broken-backed
    having the spine damaged
    hurt, weakened
    damaged inanimate objects or their value
    knocked-out
    damaged
    riddled
    (often followed by `with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes
    storm-beaten
    damaged by storm
    destroyed
    spoiled or ruined or demolished
    impaired
    diminished in strength, quality, or utility
    injured
    harmed
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    Antonyms:
    undamaged
    not harmed or spoiled; sound
    unblemished, unmarred, unmutilated
    free from physical or moral spots or stains
    unbroken
    not broken; whole and intact; in one piece
    intact
    undamaged in any way
    unimpaired
    not damaged or diminished in any respect
    uninjured
    not injured physically or mentally
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  2. adjective
    being unjustly brought into disrepute
    “her damaged reputation”
    synonyms: discredited
    disreputable
    lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
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