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hurtful

hurtful

adjective hurt·ful \ˈhərt-fəl\

: causing injury or emotional pain; especially : cruel or unkind

Full Definition of HURTFUL

:  causing injury, detriment, or suffering :  damaging
hurt·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
hurt·ful·ness noun

Examples of HURTFUL

  1. She can't forgive him for the hurtful things he said.
  2. Their comments were really hurtful to me.

First Known Use of HURTFUL

1526

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