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British English: /ˈhəːtfʊl/
, /ˈhəːtf(ə)l/
American English: /ˈhərtfəl/

Translation of hurtful in German:


  • 1
    (physically harmful, detrimental) to für
    be hurtful to somebody/something
    jemandem/einer Sache schaden
  • 3
    (emotionally wounding)
    be hurtful [in what one says] about something
    sich in verletzender Form über etwas äußern
    what a hurtful thing to say/do!
    wie kann man nur so etwas Verletzendes sagen/tun!

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