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Synonyms for hurtful
ˈhɜrt fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hurtful(adj)

    causing hurt

    "her hurtful unconsidered words"

    Synonyms:
    deleterious, injurious

    Antonyms:
    harmless, kind

  2. deleterious, hurtful, injurious(adj)

    harmful to living things

    "deleterious chemical additives"

    Synonyms:
    deleterious, injurious

    Antonyms:
    kind, harmless

Wiktionary

  1. hurtful(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hurtful(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hurtful(a)

    Synonyms:
    injurious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hurtful":

    painful

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#3009evil
#9200deadly
#9372painful
#9672harmful
#9718foul
#13351destructive
#20371detrimental
#24683poisonous
#31651noxious
#41054prejudicial
#42095injurious
#42256mischievous
#43999deleterious
#48711pernicious
#54344hurtful
#84995ruinous
#96594disadvantageous
#101921unwholesome
#114245baleful
#132519baneful
#177128perverting
#196741unhealthful
#227568noisome
#264537pestilential

How to use hurtful in a sentence?

  1. Tom Rochon:

    In general, the college cannot prevent the use of hurtful language on campus. Such language, intentional or unintentional, exists in the world and will seep into our community, we can't promise that the college will never host a speaker who could say something racist, homophobic, misogynistic or otherwise disrespectful.

  2. Miriam Carey:

    To see the disparity in the treatment of individuals... who have no respect for our nation's Capitol, vandalizing and actually committing assaults and they get to walk away unharmed and not even arrested, it's hurtful.

  3. Carl Paladino:

    I wanted to say something as sarcastic and hurtful as possible about the people (the Obamas) so responsible for the hurt and suffering of so many others, i was wired up, primed to be human and make a mistake. I could have not made a worse choice in the words I used to express my feelings.

  4. George J. Mitchell:

    I believe there’s no such thing as a conflict that can’t be ended. They’re created and sustained by human beings. They can be ended by human beings. No matter how ancient the conflict, no matter how hateful, no matter how hurtful, peace can prevail.

  5. Tammy Duckworth:

    Comparing abhorrent wait times to a trip to Disneyland is unbelievably tone-deaf and hurtful to American heroes desperately in need of care.


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