hurtful

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 hurtful — adjective making you feel very upset or offended: a hurtful remark hurtfully adverb hurtfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 hurtful — adjective the effects of hurtful remarks may last a lifetime Syn: upsetting, distressing, wounding, painful, injurious; unkind, cruel, nasty, mean, malicious, spiteful, vindictive; cutting, barbed, poisonous; informal catty, bitchy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 hurtful — adjective Date: 1526 causing injury, detriment, or suffering ; damaging • hurtfully adverb • hurtfulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 hurtful — hurtfully, adv. hurtfulness, n. /herrt feuhl/, adj. causing hurt or injury; injurious; harmful. [1520 30; HURT + FUL] Syn. destructive, pernicious; noxious. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 hurtful — Synonyms and related words: acute, afflictive, agonizing, atrocious, baleful, baneful, biting, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, cramping, cruel, cutting, damaging, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 hurtful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. injurious, harmful. See badness. Ant., harmless. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. harmful, aching, injurious, bad; see dangerous 1 , 2 , deadly , harmful , ominous , poisonous . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 hurtful — hurt|ful [ hɜrtfəl ] adjective causing emotional pain …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 hurtful — hurt·ful || hÉœrtfÊŠl /hɜːt adj. injurious, harmful; distressing, grievous …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 hurtful — adjective causing distress; upsetting. Derivatives hurtfully adverb hurtfulness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 hurtful — a. Injurious, detrimental, mischievous, pernicious, deleterious, noxious, baneful, prejudicial, disadvantageous, harmful, baleful …

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