Hurt·ful a. Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.
Syn: -- Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental; disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious; unwholesome; destructive.
-- Hurt*ful*ly, adv. -- Hurt*ful*ness, n.
adj 1: causing hurt; "her hurtful unconsidered words"
2: harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
[syn: deleterious, injurious]