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Definition of "hurtful" []

  • Causing injury or suffering; damaging. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hurtful" in a sentence
  • "Jackson did apologize for what he called his hurtful words."
  • "SNOW: But that promise for a new kind of politics, say some Indian-American groups, clashes with what they call hurtful stereotyping, especially on the issue of outsourcing."
  • "SNOW: But that promise for a new kind of politics say some Indian American groups clashes with what they call hurtful stereotyping."