Hurtful Hurt"ful, a. Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.

Syn: Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental; disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious; unwholesome; destructive. -- {Hurt"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Hurt"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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