Hurtful - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhɜːrtfl|  American pronunciation of the word hurtful
Brit.  |ˈhəːtfʊl|  British pronunciation of the word hurtful

adjective

- causing hurt

her hurtful unconsidered words

- harmful to living things (syn: deleterious, injurious)

Examples

She can't forgive him for the hurtful things he said.

Their comments were really hurtful to me.

...sheer despite was the sole reason for her hurtful comments...

...was his hurtful remark a regrettable stumble, or was it made with artful intention?...

...try to bridle your criticism next time so that it is helpful and not hurtful...

The newspaper story was mendacious and hurtful.

Don't mind her. She doesn't mean to be hurtful.

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