Related formshurt·ful·ly, adverbhurt·ful·ness, nounun·hurt·ful, adjectiveun·hurt·ful·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for hurtful
Some of it is completely silly and some of it is meant to be hurtful.
Twenty years after the phrase entered the American lexicon, “Soccer Mom” retains its power as hurtful speech.
They don't understand how hurtful it is to see my father dragged out of the wreckage...No one should see my father this way.TMZ Makes Tragedy Porn Out of Tracy Morgan’s Gruesome Car Accident|Dean Obeidallah|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Amendment 1” seems to protect bullying on social media and insensitive and hurtful speech as well.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?|P. J. O’Rourke|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jakes is not alone in believing that your family must stay your family no matter how hurtful or dysfunctional they may be.Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?|Keli Goff|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We believe in abstinence from all injurious practices, and from the use of all hurtful things.Gospel Doctrine|Joseph F. Smith
A different conduct seems to me what is not only improper and unbecoming, but what may be hurtful to us.
When something was said of the hurtful doctrine of doubt, he said to Esrom: "Your sainted wife did not speak so."The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
"All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of honesty and goodness," says Montaigne.Birds and Poets|John Burroughs
This inequality is, upon the whole, perhaps rather advantageous than hurtful to the public.