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hurtful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hurtful

  1. 1 causing or capable of causing harm the most hurtful thing you can do to this silk dress is put it in the dryer Synonyms of hurtful adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wickedWords Related to hurtful hostile, inimical, unfriendly; contagious, deadly, infectious, infective, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, venomous; insidious, menacing, ominous, sinister, threatening; hazardous, imperiling (or imperilling), jeopardizing, parlous, perilous, risky, unsafe, unsound; nasty, noisome, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; destructive, fatal, killer, lethal, malignant, ruinousNear Antonyms of hurtful advantageous, beneficial, useful; favorable, good, propitious; curative, healthful, healthy, helpful, palliative, remedial, salubrious, salutary, wholesome; secure, sound; benignant; noncorrosive, nondestructive, nonfatal, noninfectious, nonlethal, nonpoisonous, nonpolluting, nontoxic, nonvenomousAntonyms of hurtful anodyne, benign, harmless, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, safe

  2. 2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally her ex-husband said hurtful things that she could never forgive Synonyms of hurtful afflicting, agonizing, cruel, excruciating, galling, grievous, harrowing, harsh, heartrending, bitter, painful, tormenting, torturousWords Related to hurtful insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unsupportable; appalling, awful, bad, dire, dreadful, ghastly, horrible, miserable, nasty, rotten, severe, terrible, vile, wretched; acute, extreme, intense, piercingNear Antonyms of hurtful bearable, endurable, supportable, sustainable, tolerable; livable (also liveable), sufferable, survivable; acceptable, allowable, reasonableAntonyms of hurtful gratifying, pleasing, sweet


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