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hurtful

[hurt-fuh l] /ˈhɜrt fəl/
adjective
1.
causing hurt or injury; injurious; harmful.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; hurt + -ful
Related forms
hurtfully, adverb
hurtfulness, noun
unhurtful, adjective
unhurtfully, adverb
Synonyms
destructive, pernicious; noxious.
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British Dictionary definitions for hurtfulness

hurtful

/ˈhɜːtfʊl/
adjective
1.
causing distress or injury: to say hurtful things
Derived Forms
hurtfully, adverb
hurtfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hurtfulness

hurtful

adj.

"harmful," mid-15c., from hurt (n.) + -ful. Related: Hurtfully; hurtfulness.

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