Meaning of HURTFUL in English

ˈhərtfəl, ˈhə̄t-, ˈhəit- adjective

: causing injury or suffering : damaging , painful

regarded as hurtful to the profession — H.A.Wagner

hurtful to low-income classes — Dun's Review

the crippled child hobbling to catch up was a hurtful sight

• hurt·ful·ly -fəlē, -li adverb

• hurt·ful·ness noun -es

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