Simple Definition of hurtful
: causing injury or emotional pain; especially : cruel or unkind
Examples of hurtful in a sentence
She can't forgive him for the hurtful things he said.
Their comments were really hurtful to me.
First Known Use of hurtful
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Definition of hurtful for Students
: causing injury or suffering <hurtful gossip>
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