follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

harmful

[hahrm-fuh l] /ˈhɑrm fəl/
adjective
1.
causing or capable of causing harm; injurious:
a harmful idea; a harmful habit.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hearmful. See harm, -ful
Related forms
harmfully, adverb
harmfulness, noun
quasi-harmful, adjective
quasi-harmfully, adverb
unharmful, adjective
unharmfully, adverb
Synonyms
hurtful, detrimental, damaging, deleterious.
Antonyms
beneficial.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for un harmful

harmful

/ˈhɑːmfʊl/
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause harm; injurious
Derived Forms
harmfully, adverb
harmfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for harmful

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for un

2
4
Scrabble Words With Friends