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Meaning of HURTFUL

Pronunciation:  'hurtful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
  2. [adj]  causing hurt; "her hurtful unconsidered words"

HURTFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: deleterious, harmful, injurious, unkind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hurt"ful\, a.
Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous;
occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.

Syn: Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental;
     disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious;
     unwholesome; destructive. -- {Hurt"ful*ly}, adv. --
     {Hurt"ful*ness}, n.

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