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Meaning of HARMFUL

Pronunciation:  'hârmful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  constituting a disadvantage
  2. [adj]  tending to cause great harm
  3. [adj]  contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
  4. [adj]  causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
  5. [adj]  injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
  6. [adj]  able or likely to do harm
 

HARMFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: abusive, adverse, bad, baneful, bruising, calumniatory, calumnious, catastrophic, corrupting, counterproductive, damaging, dangerous, deadly, defamatory, degrading, deleterious, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, detrimental, disadvantageous, evil, hurtful, ill, inauspicious, injurious, insidious, libellous, libelous, malign, minus, mischievous, negative, nocent, pernicious, pestilent, prejudicial, prejudicious, ruinous, slanderous, stabbing, subtle, traumatic, unfavorable, unfavourable, unsafe, untoward, vesicant, vesicatory, wounding
 
 Antonyms: advantageous, harmless, innocuous
 
 See Also: destructive, harmful, inexpedient, inopportune, noxious, offensive, painful, toxic, unwholesome

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Harm"ful\, a.
Full of harm; injurious; hurtful; mischievous. `` Most
harmful hazards.'' --Strype. --{Harm"ful*ly}, adv. --
{Harm"ful*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adverse, antagonistic, bad, bad for, baleful, baneful, bitchy, conflicting, contaminated, contrary, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counter, counteractive, counterproductive, cussed, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, difficult, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, evil, foul, hard, hateful, hazardous, hostile, hurtful, ill, in opposition, inimical, iniquitous, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, invidious, lethal, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, mischievous, miserable, morbific, nasty, noisome, not easy, noxious, ominous, opposed, opposing, opposite, ornery, pathogenic, peccant, pernicious, pestiferous, poisonous, polluted, prejudicial, rigorous, risky, scatheful, septic, sinister, stressful, tainted, toxic, troublesome, troublous, trying, unadvantageous, unfavorable, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unprofitable, unrewarding, unsafe, unsanitary, untoward, unwholesome, useless, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, wicked, worthless, wretched
 

 

 

 

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