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Synonyms for hurtful
ˈhɜrt fəlhurt·ful

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Wiktionary

  1. hurtfuladjective

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

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hurtful

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurtfuladjective

    causing hurt

    "her hurtful unconsidered words"

    Synonyms:
    deleterious, injurious

    Antonyms:
    harmless, kind

  2. deleterious, hurtful, injuriousadjective

    harmful to living things

    "deleterious chemical additives"

    Synonyms:
    deleterious, injurious

    Antonyms:
    kind, harmless

Editors Contribution

  1. bullyed

    Submitted by anonymous on May 9, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hurtfuladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hurtfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hurtful":

    painful

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How to use hurtful in a sentence?

  1. Ebbie Herbert:

    This is a hurtful feeling that I don't want any other family to have to experience, this virus doesn't care what age you are what nationality you are, what political preference you have. It's serious and it will devastate you.

  2. David Boies:

    Although he vigorously denies using physical force, Mr. Weinstein has himself recognized that his contact with women was indefensible and incredibly hurtful, in retrospect, I knew enough in 2015 that I believe I should have been on notice of a problem, and done something about it. I don’t know what, if anything, happened after 2015, but to the extent it did, I think I have some responsibility. I also think that if people had taken action earlier it would have been better for Mr. Weinstein.

  3. Joey Kramer:

    The band's offer to allow me to participate in this week's MusiCares and Grammy celebrations for red carpet photo ops only, is appreciated ; however, with a fill-in drummer playing on stage at two events honoring our collective musical contributions, it is extremely hurtful to me.

  4. Democratic Tennessee Rep.Vincent Dixie:

    This a reminder of the painful and hurtful of the crimes that were committed against black people, now youre signing a proclamation honoring the same people that fought to keep people that look like me, African Americans in slavery.

  5. Jane Brady:

    The remarks made by Nelly Jordan, who was elected to Nelly Jordan post by the Sussex County GOP Executive Committee, were offensive, hurtful and anti-Semitic.


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