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Synonyms for harmful
ˈhɑrm fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmful(adj)

    causing or capable of causing harm

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

    Antonyms:
    harmless, innocent, innocuous

Wiktionary

  1. harmful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    injurious

    Antonyms:
    beneficial, harmless

  2. harmful(adjective)

    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

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. harmful(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harmful(a)

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

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How to use harmful in a sentence?

  1. Vladimir Poznyak:

    All countries can do much more to reduce the health and social costs of the harmful use of alcohol.

  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. Bav Shergill:

    Its always important to protect your skin from the suns harmful UV rays, as many as four out of every five cases of skin cancer are preventable.

  4. Julie Speegle:

    We are mobilizing to get our marine mammal experts and our partners there to get some samples, it could be a harmful algal bloom. It could be a number of things.

  5. Niall Mottram:

    This technology enables the next generation of 'agri-chemicals' to be used. So a lot of existing chemicals are perhaps coming to the point where they're going to be banned. The next generation, they're typically called 'biologicals', they're very much more expensive than the chemicals used today. This technology, however, might be an enabler for them. So you have something that's a little bit more targeted and a little bit more environmentally friendly that can do the same jobs as a lot of the more harmful chemicals do today.


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