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Synonyms for hurtful
ˈhɜrt fəlhurt·ful

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  1. hurtfuladjective

    Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury.

    disadvantageous, mischievous, injurious, baneful, detrimental, prejudicial, harmful, pernicious, destructive, unwholesome, noxious

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  1. hurtful

    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.

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

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

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  1. hurtful

    mischievous, injurious, pernicious, baleful, deleterious, baneful, noxious, detrimental, prejudicial

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  1. hurtfuladjective

    causing hurt

    "her hurtful unconsidered words"

    deleterious, injurious

    harmless, kind

  2. deleterious, hurtful, injuriousadjective

    harmful to living things

    "deleterious chemical additives"

    deleterious, injurious

    kind, harmless

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  1. bullyed

    Submitted by anonymous on May 9, 2021  

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  1. hurtfuladjective

    injurious, detrimental, mischievous, pernicious, deleterious, noxious, baneful, prejudicial, disadvantageous, harmful, baleful

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  1. hurtfuladjective


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  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it's hurtful.

  2. Allison Veazy:

    It was really hurtful, cause I felt like my size made me look disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear, i wear leggings outside of school and I wear leggings when I go and hang out with my friends, and to think that someone would think that I look like a stuffed sausage — that was kind of hurtful.

  3. Nancy Willard:

    From the perspective of bullying prevention, the most serious aspect of this tweet, and also many other comments by Mr. Trump that have denigrated women, those with disabilities, Muslims, Latinos, and anyone who disagrees with him, is that he is modeling the kinds of hurtful comments that we are working so hard to encourage young people to avoid, when people in leadership positions model this kind of hurtful language, many young people will conclude that this is acceptable behavior.

  4. Anne Taley:

    I think it's very hurtful to the fans, very, very hurtful, we've had the fingers, we've had the toes. When are we ever going to see the baby?

  5. The Omani Shed:

    People you care about leaving you with hurtful goodbyes are more likely to be a means to an end, but not the end themselves.

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