Definition of hurtful in English:

hurtful

Line breaks: hurt|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːtfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

hurtfully

adverb
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  • And my father began to speak hurtfully, sarcastically to me.
  • Coun Campbell said: ‘I take it very hurtfully that I am operating only as a one-man or two-man parish council and that I am not acting in the best interests of the village.’
  • ‘Fine, don't believe me, you'll all see’ Harrison said hurtfully.

hurtfulness

noun
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  • It is as if finally our battles in all their hurtfulness and seriousness are being shown.
  • It can be a lesson on the hurtfulness of put-downs, followed by discussions on ways to communicate ‘put-ups.’
  • None of that matches the hurtfulness, however, of the effort to marginalize gays and lesbians through their children.

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