Hurtful definition

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Tending to hurt someone's feelings; insulting.
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Causing pain or suffering, especially of a psychological nature.
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Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury.
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Damaging or harmful.

An incident that was hurtful to his career.

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Causing hurt; specif., wounding the feelings.

Hurtful remarks.

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Origin of hurtful

  • hurt +‎ -ful

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