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hurtful

[ hurt-fuhl ]
/ ˈhɜrt fəl /
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adjective
causing hurt or injury; injurious; harmful.
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Origin of hurtful

First recorded in 1520–30; hurt + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM hurtful

hurt·ful·ly, adverbhurt·ful·ness, nounun·hurt·ful, adjectiveun·hurt·ful·ly, adverb
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How to use hurtful in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hurtful

hurtful
/ (ˈhɜːtfʊl) /

adjective
causing distress or injuryto say hurtful things

Derived forms of hurtful

hurtfully, adverbhurtfulness, noun
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