- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. injurious, harmful. See badness. Ant., harmless.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. harmful, aching, injurious, bad; see dangerous 1 , 2 , deadly , harmful , ominous , poisonous .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.injurious, harmful, painful, wounding, traumatizing, deleterious, pernicious, damaging, destructive, cutting, nasty, cruel, spiteful, mean.ANT.: helpful, benign, beneficialIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Marked by, causing, or experiencing physical pain: aching, achy, afflictive, nagging, painful, smarting, sore. See PAIN. 2. Causing harm or injury: bad, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, ill, injurious, mischievous. See HELP.
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Hurtful — 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;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hurtful — index adverse (negative), bitter (reproachful), caustic, dangerous, detrimental, disadvantageous … Law dictionary
hurtful — harmful, mid 15c., from HURT (Cf. hurt) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Hurtfully; hurtfulness … Etymology dictionary
hurtful — [adj] injurious, cruel aching, afflictive, bad, cutting, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, distressing, evil, harmful, hurting, malicious, mean, mischievous, nasty, nocuous, noxious, ominous,… … New thesaurus
hurtful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing mental pain or distress. DERIVATIVES hurtfully adverb … English terms dictionary
hurtful — [hʉrt′fəl] adj. causing hurt; harmful hurtfully adv. hurtfulness n … English World dictionary
hurtful — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ▪ I found some of his comments rather hurtful. ADVERB ▪ deeply, very ▪ … Collocations dictionary
hurtful — adjective a) Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury. A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad. b) Tending to hurt someones feelings; insulting … Wiktionary
hurtful — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)tfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone s comments or actions are hurtful, you mean that they are unkind and upsetting. Her comments can only be very hurtful to Mrs Green s family. Syn: upsetting … English dictionary
hurtful — hurt|ful [ˈhə:tfəl US ˈhə:rt ] adj making you feel very upset or offended = ↑unkind hurtful remark/comment etc >hurtfully adv >hurtfulness n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
hurtful — adjective making you feel very upset or offended: a hurtful remark hurtfully adverb hurtfulness noun (U) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English