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Definition of "hurtfulness" [hurtfulness]

  • The property of being hurtful. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hurtfulness" in a sentence
  • "Not by reasoning, not by the five senses alone, but by other and remoter and uncharted senses, came the feeling to White Fang that the man was ominous with evil, pregnant with hurtfulness, and therefore a thing bad, and wisely to be hated."
  • "When a "dependent" is not given what they want, and they are not equipped with proper communication skills and coping mechanisms, they can tend towards disrespectful rage and hurtfulness to deal with their uncomfortable frustration."
  • "It's easy to cast a critical eye on the methods, styles, imperfections, unintentional hurtfulness, and ways our mother's caring communication seemed to go awry."