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Synonyms for harmful
ˈhɑrm fəlharm·ful

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  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. Mel Levine:

    Speaker Boehner cooking up a scheme to invite the Prime Minister a few weeks before the election in Israel is very harmful to the U.S.-Israel relationship, and particularly harmful to constituents that have traditionally been very, very loyal to Israel but not sympathetic to the policies of the Israeli government.

  2. Pedro Vigneau:

    We are a little dry but it's not harmful yet. If it rains, as expected, in October, we'll be OK.

  3. Director Kristalina Georgieva:

    With oil prices at record-low levels, now is the time to phase out harmful subsidies.

  4. Andrew Shennan:

    Cesarean delivery results in fewer bacteria in the baby's gut being like its mother's. This is not known to be harmful and mothers who need a caesarean should not be alarmed. The further effects of this in long term health need to be evaluated.

  5. Chris Sanders:

    This law is harmful because it attempts to create a stigmatizing fear around trans people and restrooms, it is also harmful because it compels trans-inclusive businesses to put up a disparaging sign that actually makes going to the restroom more dangerous for trans people.


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