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hurtful

see definition of hurtful
  • adjinjurious, cruel
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Synonyms for hurtful

adj injurious, cruel
  • damaging
  • dangerous
  • destructive
  • detrimental
  • distressing
  • harmful
  • malicious
  • nasty
  • pernicious
  • prejudicial
  • unkind
  • upsetting
  • aching
  • afflictive
  • bad
  • cutting
  • deadly
  • deleterious
  • disadvantageous
  • evil
  • hurting
  • mean
  • mischievous
  • nocuous
  • noxious
  • ominous
  • poisonous
  • spiteful
  • wounding

Antonyms for hurtful

  • aiding
  • assisting
  • beneficial
  • friendly
  • helpful
  • kind
  • safe
  • harmless
  • helping
  • nice
  • relieving
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to hurtful

abrasive

adjective. irritating in manner
  • annoying
  • biting
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • galling
  • hard to take
  • hateful
  • hurtful
  • nasty
  • rough
  • rubbing the wrong way
  • sharp
  • spiky
  • unpleasant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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