(comparative more scathel, superlative most scathel)
- Harmful; noxious; injurious; mischievous.
From Middle English scathel (“harmful”), from Old English *sceaþol, from Proto-Germanic *skaþulaz (“harmful”), equivalent to scathe + -le. Cognate with Old High German scadel (“injurious, harmful”), Gothic [script?] (skaþuls, “injurious, wicked”). [script?]