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Synonyms for harmful
ˈhɑrm fəlharm·ful

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Wiktionary

  1. harmfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious

    Antonyms:
    beneficial, harmless

  2. harmfuladjective

    of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious

    Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.

    Synonyms:
    injurious

    Antonyms:
    harmless, beneficial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harmful

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmfuladjective

    causing or capable of causing harm

    "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

    Antonyms:
    harmless, innocent, innocuous

Editors Contribution

  1. vulnerable

    full of harm

    the harmful truth vignesh must tell shugale

    Submitted by asimahmed on April 3, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harmfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious, detrimental, mischievous, pernicious, deleterious, noxious, baneful, prejudicial, disadvantageous, hurtful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harmfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious, pernicious, detrimental, baneful, noxious, prejudicial, deleterious, ruinous, hurtful

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How to use harmful in a sentence?

  1. Malcolm Hudson:

    It could pass into our blood or lymphatic system and end up in our organs, those plastic particles are little time bombs waiting to break down small enough to be absorbed by wildlife or by people and then potentially have harmful consequences.

  2. Stella McCartney:

    There has never been a time when we have had more hope in ending fashion's use of fur and leather - a practice that is cruel to the animals and harmful to the planet.

  3. John Kline:

    Whether it's replacing No Child Left Behind, holding the Obama administration accountable for its harmful policies, or strengthening higher education, there is a lot of work to do over the next 16 months.

  4. Yuri Voinov:

    (Nemtsov) was harmful to the authorities, but the authorities themselves are criminal. The authorities have trampled on all international rights, seized Crimea, started war with Ukraine.

  5. Lauren Blake:

    There’s evidence that says when we restrict too much, it can be harmful to our metabolism, and it supports the loss of lean muscle mass.

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