- negative impact
- negative influence
- negative effect
- adverse effect
- adverse impact
- adverse influence
- harmful impact
- incursion (Comprehensive Dictionary of Industry and Technology, Graham P. Oxtoby)(see below: ‘Incursion’)
An invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one.
1.1 The action of running in or of running against: ‘The cargo was damaged by the incursion of sea-water through a hole in a pipe.’
2.2 A hostile inroad or invasion; esp. one of sudden and hasty character; a sudden attack: ‘The consequences become‥terrible like an incursion of wild beasts.’
b.2.b transf. and fig.
†c.2.c sins of daily incursion: the small sins which make daily inroads upon a holy life. Cf. quot. 1660 in b. Obs.
†3.3 The action of incurring (blame or liability).