hurtful
adjective Date: 1526 causing injury, detriment, or suffering ; damaginghurtfully adverbhurtfulness noun

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurtful — index adverse (negative), bitter (reproachful), caustic, dangerous, detrimental, disadvantageous …   Law dictionary

  • hurtful — harmful, mid 15c., from HURT (Cf. hurt) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Hurtfully; hurtfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • hurtful — [adj] injurious, cruel aching, afflictive, bad, cutting, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, distressing, evil, harmful, hurting, malicious, mean, mischievous, nasty, nocuous, noxious, ominous,… …   New thesaurus

  • hurtful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing mental pain or distress. DERIVATIVES hurtfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • hurtful — [hʉrt′fəl] adj. causing hurt; harmful hurtfully adv. hurtfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • hurtful — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ▪ I found some of his comments rather hurtful. ADVERB ▪ deeply, very ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • hurtful — adjective a) Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury. A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad. b) Tending to hurt someones feelings; insulting …   Wiktionary

  • hurtful — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)tfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone s comments or actions are hurtful, you mean that they are unkind and upsetting. Her comments can only be very hurtful to Mrs Green s family. Syn: upsetting …   English dictionary

  • hurtful — hurt|ful [ˈhə:tfəl US ˈhə:rt ] adj making you feel very upset or offended = ↑unkind hurtful remark/comment etc >hurtfully adv >hurtfulness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hurtful — adjective making you feel very upset or offended: a hurtful remark hurtfully adverb hurtfulness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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